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Teaching is Like Jazz
… a good friend once told me. (I just remembered this when I read Seth Godin’s blog)
What he meant was that as a teacher – to him – it’s all about improvising.
It is not about dealing out “knowledge” from the balcony of the Wise Aristocrats.
It’s a huge misunderstanding! (Which is commonly practiced.)
That’s not teaching, that’s dispensing information.
You might be skilled in handling your instrument. You might know hundred years of music theory.
But can you improvise on-spot? Can you make the audience sit up in their chairs?
Knowledge is so overrated, it’s an almost neglibable fact that yes – of course: gotta have it.
The Information Age makes it more obvious than ever before, though:
It’s not about Information.
It’s about Communication!