What are you really afraid of? Is it the thought that you'll be embarrassed for asking community members for support? Will they chastise your idea and make you regret you'd ever asked in the first place? Or is it that you've been listening to too much Destiny's Child?
Every now and then, we have the opportunity to seek feedback from our students on how we're doing as educators. Some people fear the responses that we might receive. If that's the case, there is a sincere need to improve. If your audience is unhappy with the messages and products being delivered, maybe something should be done about it. I welcome the feedback every year, but it doesn't mean that there aren't some tough pills to swallow along the way.
Math nerds tend to have a reputation for being math nerds. I'm here to continue that trend.