Tuesday, September 08, 2009

From Robert Genn's newsletter

As a sometimes teacher, I love these quotes:

"The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else." (Randy Pausch)

Esoterica: In the conduct of your own affairs, understate and over-prove. Give well-planned, information-rich demos. Let folks make up their own minds and take what they want for themselves. Make your comments short and precise. Tenderness and your own humility count. People are human beings first and artists second. Thankfully, some will pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, no matter what you have to say. And while there will always be those who stay put, a properly conducted workshop can be a place of miracles. "The burned hand teaches best." (J. R. R. Tolkien)

1 comment:

Kristin said...

The burned hand teaches best. Wow. I remember a counselor saying to me once that my pain would be my greatest tool in reaching out to others. I loved that counselor.