Those Who Wish To Teach, Must First Learn to Respect

There’s an inverse relationship between the size of a teacher’s ideas and the size of a teacher’s need to make their students feel small. A lover of knowledge understands that education does not require humiliation; that a learner’s intelligence doesn’t need to be insulted as preparation for it being informed. The broader one’s understanding of… Continue reading Those Who Wish To Teach, Must First Learn to Respect

If you can’t do, teach?

The inability to do something, does not automatically qualify one to be a teacher. In other words, good teaching is not the by-product of poor performing. Telling people “if you can’t do, teach” creates the illusion that becoming a successful teacher requires less effort and mastery than becoming a successful performer. Teaching, however, is a… Continue reading If you can’t do, teach?

Teach with compassion

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Arthur Ward People will let you teach them as long as you don’t make them feel like idiots for having to learn in the first place. When you address people as if they’re your equals rather than treating… Continue reading Teach with compassion