The Secret of Teaching

2 Sep

The Secret of Teaching…

      Just about everything there is to know can be looked up in a book. This really is the secret to teaching.

Look it up!

People with inquisitive minds have been around for thousands of years and smarter and more inquisitive minds than yours or mine have already done the thinking and the inquiring and the writing down so if there’s a question then the answer is out there somewhere. You just have to look for it. Of course now, in the 21st century, we have the internet and Google so “look it up” has been replaced with “Google it!” Either way, all you have to do is take the time to find the answer. “Seek and ye shall find” my mother would always say. Although I’m pretty sure somebody said it before her and that’s where she got it from…ok I just Googled it and it’s from Matthew 7:7 in the Bible. Wasn’t that easy?

            Although there is a little more to the secret than just “look it up” and that is where the word research comes in. Learning is about seeking and you should always look in several places and check your sources to see if the people who are giving you the answers are credible and honest and authorities on the subject. And always look in several places to make sure that the “authorities” agree.

            Learning takes patience and leg work and an inquiring mind. Not all teachers are authorities nor are they necessarily being honest with you. A good student always checks everything out and keeps an open mind and isn’t afraid to ask questions. And a good teacher always demands this of his students and of himself. Teachers are facilitators. They help students find their way but it is the student who does all of the important work and who is the deciding factor in whether or not any learning is to be done. Come prepared to listen and absorb information. Pay attention. Inquire. Always keep seeking more information. There’s a lot to learn out there!


                            Three more secrets of teaching:

  1. The Dictionary—get a good one and keep it handy
  2.  Encyclopedias/Encarta On-line—everything you want to know all the time. Don’t live home without one!
  3. A good Internet Connection—it’s the 21st century for crying out loud!


One Response to “The Secret of Teaching”

  1. elroyjones September 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I love my thesaurus. I love it more now that I have attained a certain age and language sometimes abandons me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Mouse's Soapbox

observations from a certain, unique perspective - especially, these days, about dating


Travelling the world and dancing


a gated community for the overthinker

Southern Georgia Bunny

Adventures of an Southern Bunny everything from dating, sex, life and shake your head moments.

Three's a Herd

Mothering a preemie, a princess, and a work-in-progress

Michele Kendzie

family photojournalist, scrapbook designer, and mom of three unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia


...What you see is what you get.


creative expression and imaginative exploration


Perspectives, Musings, and Messages from the All

Making it write

mostly poetry, partly peculiar.

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Thoughts and Tales...A Lifestyle Blog with a Zing.

opening the shutters

Musings of a Mad Woman...

Terminal Cruise

One woman's weird and wonderful world

The Arm Chair Pontificator

Satirical & Poetic Musings Of A Self-Proclaimed Nobel Prize Winner


A Blog About Ordinary Life Told In Extraordinary Fashion!

KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog

Rural doctor, mom, writes poems, dance, sing.

Pacific Paratrooper

This site is Pacific War era information

The Happiness Trick

Let's Get Happy!

%d bloggers like this: