In this series of articles I am going to help you, a college instructor, improve you teaching by getting to know yourself better. You will better understand your own personality and how your traits impact your job as a college teacher.
If you type “teaching mistakes” into your favorite search engine you will get more than 45 million hits. I found articles with titles like “Teaching Mistakes: Four Lessons for Instructors ,” “Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes,” “How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes,” and “The 67 Worst Teaching Mistakes.” Where does it stop? Is the teaching profession the most mistake-ridden of all? Is there an award for the writer who identifies the most mistakes?