I have spent some time lately feeling as though I was being treated dismissively. I think all of you have felt the same way from time to time. And, as always, it makes me think of my own teaching, my own approach to students from my former middle schoolers to my current graduate students. I hope that I am not dismissive, but I know I can come across that way. Part of the challenge with online courses is that I have to take even more care in my communication.
But taking care of not being dismissive is not the strong suit of some. I hope it will be mine.