From Bret Victor to…
And what is more, Clay was on Adam Carolla’s podcast recently when he shared his thoughts on teaching.
I didn’t want to teach music because I have a lot of patience for kids, but I don’t have patience for something that is somewhat natural for me. I don’t know how to teach something that I just do.
I did not feel like I’d be able to teach music…
In my teacher development work, this is huge. How can I help teachers (or future teachers) to understand what it’s like to not be able to do it?
Bret Victor doesn’t think we should trust teachers who don’t use what they teach. Clay Aiken suggests that teachers who don’t understand that something is hard to learn aren’t going to be effective.
Are both possible in the same person? Can either or both of these characteristics be fostered in present and future educators? Is Christopher going to start citing some folks with a modicum of actual knowledge about teaching?