The teacher opens the door

The teacher opens the door
Interesting that the door is open
Do I like the teacher, or not
The presentation and delivery?
What a door
And the door frame
Okay, let’s enter
But through another door first

That’s what it feels like sometimes, some days, with my students. As it appears, getting us to ‘know’ requires that we go through several other rooms in class (or life) that we find more interesting or easier to enter into—whether or not directly relevant to the teacher’s teaching end. All in order for us to develop the mind that finally enters the room the teacher meant for us to enter from the beginning.