In order to be a better teacher
Forget what you’ve learned; stop being the guide.
When teachers don’t teach or point out the way,
Students listen harder and learn without tears.
No skills, no levels, no talents, no shame:
No cheats, no problems, no yawning, no fakes.
But all of this is not enough,
To excel remember just one more thing:
Look at plain silk; hold uncarved wood.*
It’s not about you; it’s not about goals.
*There’s too much to unpack within these seven words for me to even attempt to paraphrase them; I discovered this…by attempting to paraphrase them.
*My original commentary on Chapter 19 is here.