How Successful People Handle Toxic People
Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed. highlights some of the best practices from Nancy Sommers' new book, Responding to Student Writers. One of the most helpful insights is the ability to recognize that our comments to students may be contradictory, misleading, or vague, and that the real purpose of offering feedback to students is to "teach one lesson at a time." "We should 'ask ourselves: What single lesson do I want to convey to students through comments? And how will I teach this lesson?'"