Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teaching quotes

All of these are from here:

(Why I sometimes explain a concept in a way that's only 98% correct.  --GG)

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
         -- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
          -- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

 "Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
          -- Gail Godwin

"Hell is a half-filled auditorium."
          -- Robert Frost (1874-1963)

"This isn't right.  This isn't even wrong."
          -- Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper


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