This week something dawned on me, and I'm proud of it. When it comes to my job, I walk the walk. I don't ask things of my students that I'm unprepared to do myself. I had never really thought about it before. I ask them to read. I am a reader as well. I ask them to audition. I put myself before directors too. I ask them to act and sing. I do this in public on a regular basis. I ask them to write. This week I wrote the review for Hair in the Fairfield Ledger. All 9 drafts of it.
This isn't a big thing, but it's a kind of epiphany I had this week.
Also, as soon as I'm not willing to walk that walk, I hope I have the guts to get out of teaching.