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NELLY EVENT BLOG / 2016 Post # 12

Wisdom from Bruce Lee on teaching

A teacher does not depend on a method and drill systematic routines; instead he studies each individual student and awakens him to explore himself, both internally and externally.

A good teacher functions as a pointer to the truth, but not a giver of the truth.

… all he can offer is an experience, but never a conclusion.

The six principle steps of teaching:

• Motivation of the student
• Maintaining their complete attention
• Promoting mental activity (thinking) – discussion, question, lecture
• Creating a clear picture of material to be learned; outlining the material
• Developing comprehension of the significance, the implications, and the practical application of the material being presented (clear goals)
• Repetition of the five preceding steps until learning has taken place

Compliments definitely stimulate more effort and desire to improve. Be generous with honest praising.

Teaching requires constant alert and observation in order to establish a true, direct relationship.

The poorer we inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.

There’s no fixed teaching. A teacher presents a possible direction… it is like pointing at the moon; don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.

Sincere and serious learners a difficult to come by.

Bruce Lee’s book called “Striking Thoughts” is full of wisdom bits.

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