sandy at storm.ca
Sat Mar 2 13:16:11 EST 2002
"David F. Skoll" wrote:
> > Shaw said ... "He who can, does. He who cannot teaches". ...
> ... Some of the most important influences on me have been teachers.
> I believe that teachers are highly under-valued in our society, and that's
> part of the problem.
I'm inclined to agree with all three statements.
Good teachers are extremely valuable and important. As a society, we don't
respect or pay them nearly enough.
That said, there are quite few awful teachers that we probably should
not be paying at all. Or in some cases, paying them to do something
For example, someone who is awful as a university lecturer might be
brilliant as a researcher or one-on-one with grad students, or a fine
writer of textbooks. Get him or her doing that, while putting the great
lecturer in front of the undergrads and giving both respect for their
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