Musings

At a certain point, the teachers worth their salt will tell you to figure it out for yourself.  And there’s irony for you:  Because we as students…we want to have everything figured out for us by that one teacher.

The last true lesson, however, isn’t that there’s only one teacher, but an infinity of them.

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6 thoughts on “Musings

  1. In scouts we taught and our boys used EDGE. Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable. However, I often forget the words and just do them! I like to know why I am doing something before I actually do it. If I forget the why and just jump in, well….that doesn’t always work very well! I have messed up many a recipe because I already know what the end result is, I’ve made something similar, so off I go. (actually, the last mistake I made turned out better than the original might have!)

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  2. When I was a high school teacher, I used “figure it out for yourself” like I use garlic–sparingly. It takes a lot of preparation and front-loading if you don’t want to end up with a smelly batch of garbage.

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  3. The best teaching I have ever received were from those teachers that taught me how to teach myself/learn on my own. I was fortunate enough to have a few of those.

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