Teaching is my happy place
A brief post on what I’ve been doing
I haven’t been about much because I’ve been co-teaching an intensive Masters’ subject, ‘Remedies in Commercial Law’, from 9am to 4pm, for the last week. It really is intense. It’s fair to say that I don’t have much energy left at the end of a day’s teaching. Several times over the last few years, people have told me to put less energy into my teaching, so that I don’t get so tired or become unwell, but I don’t seem to work like that. It’s all or nothing.
I’m really grateful to my co-teacher, Paul Davies from UCL, for making this such a fun experience. It’s the first time we’d taught this together but it didn’t feel like that.
The joy of it is that Paul and I disagree on several issues, very amicably, and it makes for a fabulous teaching experience. I don’t have to present the other side of the story: Paul’s on hand to disagree. [And yeah, I am going to have to develop that point about The Golden Victory and date of assessment of damages a little more carefully. Watch this space! See, that’s why it’s useful to have someone disagree with you!]
I’m also really grateful to our students for turning up for long days and remaining engaged with the subject right to the end.
The last couple of weeks have been pretty tough for a variety of reasons. A friend texted me on Monday and said, “Concentrate on Remedies teaching. That’s your happy place, right?” Yes. That is my happy place. I genuinely enjoy teaching, and talking with my friend and co-teacher about Remedies law.
Eeesh, now to catch up on all the emails I didn’t deal with over the last week… There’s a less happy thought…
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