Re: Like an Unsheathed Sword
"Then without looking at the mirror I knew I had been guilty of vanity."
If we're honest, most teachers have been guilty of the kind of vanity you're describing. Sometimes we learn from watching what others do and deciding we want to do that. Sometimes we learn from watching what others do and deciding we don't want to do that. Sometimes we learn by screwing up ourselves. And sometimes we have to screw up over and over before we learn. Good for you for being aware enough of your audience that you knew immediately.