How to become a Useless TeacherOn the first part of these article, we are to analyze
two examples and some tips.
Hopefully your comments would add contents for the second part
It is football day at the school, and Carlos got finally
his opportunity to play and show how good he is
He has got the ball, and advances like a thunder,
getting ready to shot with everything he has, thinking…
“…I am Messi, …I am Messi…”
But the ball flies directly out of the camp,
to end breaking a window
And, guess what?. It is the School Director window
I have been training so hard,
I know I could be like Messi,
but after that, What is going to happen to me?...”
“…After now everyone will remember I failed…”
Maria is been working hard in a company already several years, devoted to her job.
Even if not having the best tools, she did always her best to get the production done, becoming a trusted and reliable worker by all
After some time, the company decides to invest in a
new and very expensive machinery to produce more and better
at Maria's work place.
The new machine arrives, and Maria gets well instructed
on how to use it.
When training is finished, next morning Maria will be running the machine for her first time on her own. This happens to be a restless night for Maria.
The great day has arrived, and here is Maria extremely happy knowing that she will be able to use her previous experience together with the best available tool.
She is thankful and at the same time, overwhelmed by the opportunity the company has give her.
So she is ready to give the best of her
BUT...something goes wrong, out of Maria's understanding
and the highly cost machine gets broken
Terrible incriminating thoughts and destructive feelings
happen to overwhelm Maria
Which things have these two Stories in common?
All of them are the ingredients for a perfect learning scenario
How can we use it to become a useless teacher?
Furthermore, how can we destroy any attempt to learn from failure?
Be as unkind and unfriendly as possible.
Empathy is prohibited. Patience and tolerance too.Do not share any information which can lead to understanding and/or learning from failure
Some sentences that might help:
“I have told you one thousand times you are wrong “
“You never pay attention when I am talking”
“You will never learn/you are not good enough”
“There is nothing you can do to improve”
“Never try new things. The wheel is already invented”
Punishment and making fun of individuals has always worked well when willing to kill:
-willingness of improvement
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