A Loving Teacher

What did I learn as a Teacher?

First, I loved to be a true student. Once I recognised this, I asked how can someone teach such a true student? Intense contemplation over some time led to some interesting insights on teaching.  I would like to share this with you all.

We all love to teach the correct thing. Moreover, we would prefer to teach the correct thing the first time around. We become intolerant to learners who make mistakes. Teaching begins by being tolerant to mistakes!

So let us not try to teach the right idea first. Work with their misconceptions. Encourage their wrong ideas. Let us try not to be a machine that keeps correcting the learner’s mistakes. When this continues, the learner loses their ability to question, and eventually stop learning.

If a learner tells something ...

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