Teaching the Next Generation of Opticians Part 2 [James D. LaDere]
As I sit here teaching my students about Rigid Contacts, I am reminded that teaching is no easy subject. It takes a great deal of patience, humility and respect. Not everyone learns at the same rate that we did. Do you all remember your first day on the job? I remember being scared to death. I was so nervous that I was going to mess up some patients eyes forever. Now I watch my students and see the same fears and apprehensions. I have to take a moment to remember that once upon a time I was the exact same way. The reason for this is to gently remind us seasoned opticians that as we train our successors I think it’s important to re assure them that it’s ok to be nervous. It’s ok to make mistakes, just learn from them.