Ok… I understand, and support, the idea that teachers need to be self reflective to be successful and effective. I’m all for it. But seriously? Do I really have to tell my professors about everything that’s ever happened to me in 8 pages of short essays? Especially since I would really rather that this professor knew less about me? Even worse is the fact that she’s actually having us turn in four papers over the next three classes, and they’re all 8 pages or longer.