Those Who Can Do and Those Who Can’t Teach
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw. The 1903 line from Shaw’s drama series has endured the test of time to annoy instructors all over the world on a regular basis.
There are two types of people in this world, those who can do and those who can’t teach. In this article, we will explore the first category: those who can do but can’t teach. The second group includes those who understand a subject and can pass it along. Both groups are equally important. However, in this case, the latter group is more effective since they are more likely to share their knowledge.
Those who can do
The phrase “Those who can do, teach” is popular in the arts but has an unfortunate flaw. It reflects a common misconception that artists can’t teach, but this is a myth. Teachers have the power to teach because they know what they are talking about and how to motivate and inspire others. Unfortunately, those who cannot teach are often discouraged by their inability to instruct and look for a haven in the school system.
In reality, there are many types of coaches, and not all of them can be effective teachers. The “those who can do, teach” myth is one such myth. While it’s a common joke, it ignores the practical skills required of a coach. A coach who can do both coaching and performing, and can do both, is the best choice for any role.
While some people are naturally gifted in many ways, the stereotype of a teacher is one of the main reasons that bright people shy away from the profession. The perception that teaching is low-paying and repetitive is a myth that feeds itself. This stereotype is unwarranted and needs to be broken. Teaching has many benefits, so why is it a wrong career choice for some people?
Those who can’t teach
“Those who can do, those who can’t teach” is an expression we hear often, but it is only half-true. While it may be true that teaching is a more noble pursuit, the reality is that those who can’t teach often find refuge in the school system. While giving a person a fish is one thing, teaching them to fish a whole other matter. In this way, the “those who can do” are not merely those who can teach but those who can do.
In addition to its low-paying nature, teaching has a stigma that deters some bright people from pursuing the profession. For some, teaching is a low-paying and repetitive job. This stereotype feeds itself. But this does not have to be the case. Some bright, talented people are not teaching – they are doing something else. They are too busy working to find the time to pursue teaching.
Another misconception about teaching is that teachers make less money than people in technical fields. The phrase originated in George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 play Man and Superman. The presumption is that if teachers did not make as much as tech workers, they would not choose to teach in those fields. It is essential to understand that teachers do not make much money compared to other workers.
A common myth about the role of coaches is that they don’t have to be able to do everything and are merely expected to teach. While “those who can teach” may be an innocuous joke, it ignores the practical skills of coaches. Coaches who can teach are not merely teachers but also “those who can do.”
Primary teachers in our nation are undoubtedly the least knowledgeable. They typically lack motivating qualities and have damaged personalities. They use physical punishment, which deters youngsters from staying in basic schools. Those who have earned a teaching degree work in primary schools.
Conversely, lower middle schools have the least knowledgeable teachers who are also equipped with the most up-to-date teaching techniques. They fail to pique kids’ interests or foster a spirit of inquiry in them. As a result, the youngsters do not acquire the habit of reasoning, which can hinder the development of their mental faculties. The majority of primary school teachers are terrible.
It applies equally to secondary level teachers. They don’t make an effort to advance their professional development by reading the most recent publications. Teachers don’t frequently visit the libraries. Reading and writing are what motivate people who are genuinely interested in education. They are quite scarce. Most students review stale notes during instruction, which makes them vulnerable to fossilisation.
The same is true for college professors, who are also victims of the trend toward academic stagnation. College instructors are generally in a coma. It should be noted that many teachers across a range of subject areas are aware of the importance of staying current with developments through the study of books, journals, etc. most of it is,
However, the profile of education at the university level is largely acceptable. In order to be considered for advancement, university professors must submit research articles. The professors at the institution need to be up to date on the most recent advancements in their fields. The state of university education has improved. University-level research has been reported to contain plagiarised work from some teachers.
According to the quotation, talent is sapped by competitive exams, with the remaining talent going toward education. The young, talented guys attempt to succeed in the CSS/PMS competitive exams. The people chosen are regarded as the society’s intellectual elite. The only option left for the leftovers is to pursue a career as teachers. It is true that CSS examination is given priority.
Regardless of their potential, some young men must join the teaching profession in order to support themselves. In a low vegetative fashion, they pass the time and advance to higher echelons. Those that excel in their fields and are clever and competent have an opportunity to advance via competition. It is necessary to get over the general stagnation that characterises the education industry.
Additionally, society needs to recognise instructors. The society of today recognises individuals in positions of authority and influence. It’s time to reverse this tendency. If Pakistan were to thrive in the 21st century’s fierce competition, talent and knowledge should be made the foundation of recognition.