I think that how we teach affects people more than what we teach.
We can teach from the front of the room, giving our students the knowledge we’ve earned over our years. But if we only give information, we’re only telling – we’re never showing how to learn. We say learning is important, but we never do it in front of them. What conclusions do they draw from that?
In ten years, when our students are working on problems that have never occurred to us, they’ll need more than even our very best classes have given them. They’ll need to ask their own questions, and teach themselves their own, wiser lessons.
We have to give them more than what we know!