Less Is More: Slowing Down to Uncover Depth in Teaching

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I’ve been wanting to write about my journey to embrace Rumi’s wisdom in my pedagogy. My teaching career began at a community college, where I served from 2007 to 2021, initially as an adjunct and later as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Life and Physical Sciences. I taught various science courses, including anatomy and physiology, to a diverse group of students. Most of my students were science majors, some were taking the course as a prerequisite for nursing school, and others aimed to transfer to a university for a physiology bachelor’s degree after obtaining their associate’s.

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