A Teacher

I do believe this man is providing his students the "why" before they get to the "how".

It would have worked for me.

The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical, or experimental skill.

Albert Einstein


Attitude Trader said...

You and UF just won't let it go will you? You keep insisting that I use my own mind. ;)

Another good one, thanks.


Anonymous said...

Leaving aside the important issue of why a tank-top is never a good idea...

This is an excellent talk, but what strikes me is how intelligent and articulate this guy is. In the UK teachers (or the majority at least) chose that career because they have poor quality degrees and opted for a safe job, these are not the qualities of the kind of people needed to "put why before how".

I'm sold on the idea of this approach but a note of caution is that we don't become "why obsessed". There doesn't have to be a reason for everything, there is beauty in Eigenvectors (no, really) without the need for an application.

Sorry for writing this all over your comments section. I should get a blog or something.

PS @AttitudeTrader... I'm not responding to that until you post another chart ;-)

Solfest said...

Unfortunately this man is the exception and not the rule when it comes to the quality of teachers.

He has a "practice" rather than a job.

Attitude Trader said...

@UF: http://longandwrong.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/admit-it/#comment-320

Sorry for doing this on your turf Solfest. UF should get a blog or something.


DT233 said...

Hey! I love Two and a Half Men.

Solfest said...

That's ok AT my blog has nothing better to do.

DT, hang your head in shame.

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