First, before I get into the story itself, let’s ponder the meaning of teaching so we are on the same page, shall we?
As someone who attempts to teach, let me tell you what it’s like for me: I find a thousand different ways to say, demonstrate, frame what I want to teach. I invent thousand and one stories, I find books that hint on what I want to teach, I sing it, I make it a comedy, make it a tragedy, I make you read, I make practice activating your eye muscles and the related brain areas…
And if I do it long enough with enough enthusiasm, I may get a few people to learn some of what I teach… but most of the time it is a real uphill battle.
So what I mean to convey: teaching doesn’t equal learning. Continue reading “What the Nobel Prize winning physicist’s story teaches you”