We Need Dumb Teachers To Get Smart Kids

The Jittery Goat

Daily Prompt: The New School

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

Sports teaches us that the best athletes make the worst coaches. There are exceptions, but generally the assumption is nearly a rule.

Billy Martin, an average baseball player but great coach and manager, invited the great Mickey Mantle to spring training. Mantle by far was one of the most gifted athletes in baseball history. Martin ordered Mantle, “Look, don’t try to teach them anything, because you’ll screw them up. You know how to play, but don’t know what it’s like to teach or work on something.”

That said if starting a school from the ground up I’d tell all the smart people (all those in the upper crust scholastically) to find…

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