I never want to become the teacher that expects students to start where they should finish. I have to remember where I was when I entered college. I have to remember how 'tired' I thought I was from high school and how certain I was that college was just more of the same.
If I forget what I was like as a college student, then I am allowing myself to fall into the 'us' vs. 'them' mentality that hurts education. I have to remember what it was like to be on the early part of the journey.