As I’ve explained to some folks before, you can love someone (genuinely wanting the best for that person) without liking them (“dude we should totally hang out because I enjoy spending time with you in a healthy, wholesome way!!”).
And while I do love all my students and want them to succeed, and while I do my absolute best to be impartial, there are naturally some students that I don’t like as much as I like others.
Because I’m a human.
What makes the difference?
Here it is in a word: care. [Read more…]