Start as you Mean to Go on: A little Scottish Generational Intelligence to help you get the most out of the First hour of your First Year Law Class.
Bringing your teaching philosophy into the challenging dynamics of a first year law classroom does not necessarily require you to be up to speed with the latest high-tech innovations or solutions. Sometimes, innovative solutions can be found in small wisdoms shared down through the generations. “Start as you mean to go on” is a piece of “generational intelligence” provided to me by my Scottish mother (and her Irish mother before her) that has helped me to re-conceptualize certain predictable classroom dynamics that tend to arise when first year students finally become comfortable with discussing “the law”.
The “start as you mean to go on” intelligence provides both a challenge and a solution for transforming undesirable classroom behaviors into opportunities for increased student self-awareness and professional skills development.
Mary J. Shariff. "Start as you Mean to Go on: A little Scottish Generational Intelligence to help you get the most out of the First hour of your First Year Law Class." Canadian Legal Education Annual Review Forthcoming.2010 (2010).
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