I'm intrigued by the dog thing, but cannot find an immediate connection to my professional situation. However, your second and third paragraphs above (where you asked educators to read aloud) really need to be amplified.
Too infrequently do we allow ourselves to experience what we ask our students to do. Consequently we are less able to reflect on our professional practice to the extent that we should. No amount of talking or reading about it can replace direct experience.
On this topic, Mark Twain said, "If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way."
And Bruce Lee echoed the sentiment, "If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water. On dry land, no frame of mind is ever going to help you."
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