what is teaching? any ideas?

  p;3 00:25 10 Jan 2007
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anyone care to have a stab at defining what teaching is?

a good,accurate definition

any offers?

  Jak_1 00:51 10 Jan 2007

Imparting knowledge of a given subject to another person in order to enhance their education.

  Watchful 07:39 10 Jan 2007

Telling or showing someone how to do something in the correct or accepted fashion.

  egapup 08:28 10 Jan 2007

Practically a waste of time these days.

  lisa02 08:36 10 Jan 2007

It's passing on your knowledge to others.

or

The occupation, or profession of a teacher.

  €dstowe 08:40 10 Jan 2007

Utterances from the mouth of one to the writings in the exercise book of another without passing through the brain of either.

Wasn't it Shaw who said "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." From some of the people I knew that became teachers, how very apt.

  Jackcoms 11:42 10 Jan 2007
  lisa02 11:53 10 Jan 2007

I think there's something to this that p;3 is not saying... or why else ask such an obvious question?

  Ho-Lin-Sok 12:18 10 Jan 2007

There are a lot of good teachers in the system many of whom have to face the louts of this world in their daily duties. Fortunately my son hade very good teachers and progressed well (along with many others) at his School. So they must be doing something right.

  recap 13:20 10 Jan 2007

Impart knowledge to others to enable them to progress their education or employment.

p;3, you are not by any chance doing a Cert Ed course are you?

  €dstowe 13:32 10 Jan 2007

I'm sure there are a lot of good teachers and I took that into account in saying "some of the people - - -".
The quotation I gave was from George Bernard Shaw who may have had a reputation of knowing what he was talking about.

There are an awful lot of very poor teachers as well as there are poor members of other professions.

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