TITLE: The Kind of Teacher We All Want To Have AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: September 11, 2012 3:47 PM DESC: ----- BODY: In an old Geek of the Week interview, the interviewer asks Donald Knuth what gets him started writing. Knuth gives an answer that puts his writing in the context of teaching someone who is reading the book because she wants to, not because she must. His answer culminates in:
Instead of trying to impress the reader with what I know, I try to explain why the things I've learned impress me.
That's not only the kind of teacher we all want to have, it's the kind of teacher we all want want to be. -----