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Ignorance Needs to be Cured

Updated on June 23, 2015

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else.. Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate it.



I’ve spent three days in reading a philosophical novel entitled, “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse which I have bought from a bookstore that sells cheaper books than other bookstores do. The first time I saw the book and its cover, I got so curious because of the illustration of a naked meditating lad and also because I just love reading philosophical novels since I was in my junior year in college. While reading one chapter, my eyes were caught by the main character’s (Siddhartha) dialogue which I have written and quoted above. I highlighted the lines without an intention of memorizing them but that’s what I usually do when reading a good book because I believe that marking a book is a sign of respect to the author and an act of love to the book itself. For some reasons, I just thought I will be using it in the future as a very good introduction for a paper or some sort of treatise, perhaps. I was right. Now, I am able to use it in a good way.

Enough for my very nice introduction ;)

The first question I had in mind when I passed the LET was, “How would I be an excellent teacher?” and I still ask this question now because it’s a million-dollar question for me. There are so many strategies and techniques in teaching my professors taught us that we can use if we want to but just like any other stubborn students my age, I said, “I don’t want to follow any of them.” I told myself that I should have my own philosophy and strategy. I should not imitate anyone of my favorite teachers but of course they are my inspiration especially now that I am just a neophyte in this kind of profession. I don’t want to be like any other ordinary teachers who teach for money alone and not for the passion for teaching itself. So I thought I have to do the same thing to my future students—I should LET THEM BE WHAT AND WHO THEY WANT TO BE not what I want them to become. I can tell them what they have to know but they will never learn that way. The genuine learning will not take place if I would dictate them what to do, think and act. Yes, we can teach them how to read, count and write but, they need more. It is true that our duty is to let them learn the most basic things in order to understand the complex matters but, they will crave for more.

I believe nobody should teach anyone anything. No one, not even teachers. It doesn’t necessarily mean that teachers have the right to be an authoritarian in a classroom setting who always wants to be the “star of the show” or the “commander-in-chief.” Teachers should always strive for excellence not only for greatness—for being extraordinary not only a mediocre. To be an excellent educator is to be the one who molds, guides and inspires the students, in other words, teachers should be the facilitator of learning NOT the supplier of learning. Teachers should bring out the best of each and every student. We should be good examples and a live portrait of who they may want to become in the future. We should not expect them to grasp the ideas and knowledge we want to impart them right away—they should have a wisdom of their own because learning does not happen in just a snap of a finger, so does teaching thus, teachers are learners too because as what the Greek philosopher Aristotle once said and I quote, “In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn.” So, the very secret ingredient to become an excellent and exceptional teacher is being the best learner.

Let our students learn by experiencing not only by knowing and memorizing all the theories there are. Let them stand in their own feet. Let us inspire them to be productive and better persons. Let us prepare them in meeting the real world. Let them speak their minds because only when they speak, do we know that they know.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      We do need more people who think before they act. Thanks for your contribution to that effort! ;-)

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