Monday, March 21, 2011

Mark Twain: A Riposte

"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
This oft quoted line was, I'm convinced, about hypocrisy, not about educators per se.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it was about hypocrisy or teaching or what, but I never thought it made sense.

    You can't teach unless you can do. For example: a professor of quantum physics cannot teach the subject unless he (or she) can decipher quantum equations--and you wouldn't want them to teach such a complex subject without knowing how to do it, right?

    Same goes for every subject. I think a more appropriate line would be "Those who can, do. Those who teach, did it successfully."