a teacher has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. All my hard
earned experience of the world turned out to be invaluable when educating
young minds. By my third year of teaching, I became thoroughly convinced
that John Ruskin had been exceptionally assertive when he said: “Education...is
a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by
watching, by warning… by praise, but above all -- by example.”
a doubt, it is the example part that truly counts. A Chinese American
student of mine supplied me with further evidence. He taught me a proverb
of his great culture. In their ancient wisdom when referring to education
the Chinese say: “Tell me, I will forget. Show me, I might remember.
Involve me, I will learn."