A good teacher will be able to explain something many different ways so that the student will understand while also listening to see if they, themselves, may be wrong and be willing to accept correction.
I almost became a teacher and have considered it a lot in life. There’s not much schooling required for it. I was expecting some heavy duty courses in communication, concept formation, concept explanation, teaching methodologies… but the classes were like “Grade 13″, as if I was taking a mysterious hidden course I didn’t know about that covered an overview of 12 years of schooling but it was no different than what I learned in school. It wasn’t any deeper.
Maybe there would have been more to it had I finished.
Also, I can’t extract myself from my history completely:
I never finished college. Would I know more now if I had
finished college + the Internet, vs
finished college + no Internet vs
didn’t finish college + the Internet (what happened) vs
didn’t finish college + no Internet ?
How can I compare when I only took one of those routes?