If you live long enough, you can see it all—if you’re looking.
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal in the Personal Journal section, ‘Never too Awkward to Ask: Have You Washed Your Hands?’ Apparently only 50% of doctors do—and it’s dangerous to patients that so many don’t. Who knew? I thought they had solved that one…
For me, I’ll have to change my presentations! In speaking of the professionalism of teachers–that we need to honor–I used to say that they are like doctors. We should not ask them ‘little’ things like have you washed your hands–or have you seated students where they will learn best (called ‘preferential seating’). We should assume they are doing what they are supposed to do–. Well, apparently not so fast. Fascinating.