Fellow Traveler

The art of teaching another is not merely to tell the answers to the test and see that these are memorized.

To teach is to open the mind of another as they discover the lessons to be learned with you. A teaching exercise requires some structure, but not to a strict order of command and control so that each learns the exact same answers in the exact same way.

A learner that discovers in application will determine a solution for themselves through their personal experiences. Each will then own that wisdom rather than borrow it for a moment to pass the test. A memorized fact goes quickly dormant.

“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead of myself as well as you.” — George Bernard Shaw —


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