The last person I drove home was a fellow classmate, Roberto*. He's an international student from Mexico. We were talking shop and he said something that really struck a chord. "Why," he asked, "do so many people not want to speak in class? They are all afraid to be called on. I have so much to say, but cannot find the translation and I am frustrated. So why is it that people who speak English as a first language, do not speak up?"
So thank you, Roberto. Thank you for the inspiration. Maybe I should be DD more often? Eh...
*Names have been changed