Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Thoughts

Care to take a stab at explaining this quote?

"We teach best what we most need to learn."


Blogger Larry said...

I can offer you a big of autobiography (my forte) bearing on the statement:

I was taking an undergraduate course in Physical Chemistry at Tulane. The teacher had a reputation for failing half the engineering students (who had to have the course to graduate).

It was difficult, but I was cutting it. A recent acquaintance was trying hard, but without much success. I invited him to my house for the evening before the big exam. I extended myself to teach it.

I don't remember how he came out, but I got 100, almost unheard of the Fagley's students.

There it is.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Trev Diesel said...

Maybe when we're trying to "teach" others, we're also - in a way - trying to "convince" ourselves?

I suppose that has happened with me before. You perhaps teach it best because you really dig in to it - since you have much to gain as well - instead of remaining on the surface.

Hmm... just a thought?

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Irving Karchmar said...

We teach best what we most need to example.

That is, if we exemplify hatred and intolerence by our actions, to those that see them in us we teach them to value love and compassion.

Also a thought. I have learned by observing other what I do not want to be like.

Ya Haqq!

1:54 PM  
Blogger bradford said...

"for every action there is an equal / opposite reaction"- do unto others what you would have done to you (sometimes subconsciously)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Celeste said...

it's the reason i became a therapist. but i'm trying to get out! 8-) I went to Tulane like Larry...

9:58 AM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

it's true, but i can't really explain it. people draw out of me, not only what they need, but what i need, too.

8:12 PM  
Blogger jim said...

This is what children are for, so that you can learn something while teaching them. You should have them young, gives your education a jump on your life, no joke. Problem is that you shouldn't have them at all, unless you are interested in learning what you should be teaching them.

Unfortunately, everything has qualifiers.

3:50 AM  

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