So I have clinical next week with a instructor who has a reputation for being your worst nightmare, I was told she has no problem with ripping you apart in front of anyone on the floor. I don't handle this type of environment very well and I'm super nervous. Has anyone had experience with a teacher like this? Do you bite your tongue and suck it up or is there a line that if crossed it should be brought to someone's attention? Has anyone ever had to go to the dean of the school over a teacher and if so did it make things worse for you?
Mar 16, '13
First of all don't believe everything you hear. Secondly a tough instructor can be great.Setting the bar high will help you to excel as a student.Would you rather have an instructor that gushed about wonderful you were at everything, even though you completely botched something? I had one of each of those kind.The tough instructor may make you want to cry but when you get a positive comment from her you will know it is deserved.I also was able to withstand some fairly blunt criticism from this instructor and one of my evaluations commented that I showed maturity by accepting constructive criticism.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Mar 17, '13