Some days you feel you can change the world, and on others like today I am firmly reminded why I didn’t aspire to teach in the first place. It is too much weight to carry. And today I couldn’t speak a language my students could understand. Failing to communicate is a cardinal sin – no?

I came home and read Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell). I thought about opportunity and effort. I hovered on the edges of a few MOOC blogs – lurking. I walked up to the studio, I came back down. I am distressed and distracted by this failure.

I wish they could understand that I try. I search hard for ways to reach them. To communicate the knowledge in my hands, the things the material is saying that they don’t (won’t?) hear. I look for a bridge, a way in. I circle.

Slow down – Listen.