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A star blogger here asked me. How do you ever "teach" anything?

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A famous foreign" blogger" here asked me in a message. How do you "teach" anything? 

Well first of all my job tittle was "teacher"and the word "teacher" is not correct. If you can really teach someone then everything you "teach" them by the meaning of the word "teach" they will learn. Since everyone knows this is not possible. I like to use the tittle, "I am your guide" for I can show you, explain to you, give you all the reasons "why" you should learn whatever it is the course objectives wish you to learn. Then it is up to the student to do what is needed to actually learn, not memorize. No one can teach they can only "guide" you.

Secondly, I write blogs in "conversation" form. I known it is not written perfect by any means. If he graded my blogs. Most likely I would fail.  I write as people think, so they can understand as in a conversation with a friend. Poor English at times? You bet. But everyone who reads my blogs understands my thoughts. Then agrees or disagrees. Which is exactly what a true "blogger" wants you to do. Think and decide on your own about the topic.

Thirdly, every student I have guided since 1974  that has followed my "guide" " How to learn" Did so and that is all I wanted.

In conclusion, if you the reader are here to judge, then you are not here "to learn" You are here to find fault. My blogs are written so anyone can follow and then make their own decision. I have only 27 friends listed on my page, average between 300-700 + readers of my blogs, so I must be doing something right. The one blogger here is the only one that cares more about writing instead of being a "guide"

I am sure I failed to "guide" M&M even now. But that is OK. Some people just wish to find fault and not ask, "Why"

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Reply Report HailChina! 2018-6-9 07:11
China Daily Forum doesn't have any famous bloggers.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-6-9 07:14
Well Stephon Marbury had a China Daily blog. But he would never write anything. Marbury is famous.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-6-9 07:35
Wiki says that Marbury wrote here at China Daily that he credited his success in life to Chinese culture which he described as one "filled with love, compassion, and care". Maybe if Americans Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas gave Marbury more love, compassion and care Marbury could have led the Knicks to an NBA Championship hey.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-6-9 07:38
Allen Iverson used to have a lot of trouble with Larry Brown too you know. Practice!??!!!?!!
Reply Report MichaelM 2018-6-9 07:44
Great job! Agree. You're doing great. I recall a famous quote that said, "The teacher can open the door, but, the student must walk through it." Love your excellent concept of being a 'guide'.
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-9 08:10
Thanks
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-9 08:11
HailChina!: Allen Iverson used to have a lot of trouble with Larry Brown too you know. Practice!??!!!?!!
LOL
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-9 08:12
HailChina!: Well Stephon Marbury had a China Daily blog. But he would never write anything. Marbury is famous.
Who is Marbury?
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-6-9 08:39
Swifty55: Who is Marbury?
Stephon 'Starbury' Marbury was a professional basketball player. He was one of the top NBA players for years before going to China to play in the CBA where he won three CBA championships. He was also named one of the top ten model citizens of Beijing in 2014. And like I said he used to have a China Daily blog but he didn't write a lot here. He also has a fashion brand called Starbury that makes affordable shoes and clothing. What do you mean who is Marbury? Who hasn't heard of Stephon Marbury?
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-9 15:50
MichaelM: Great job! Agree. You're doing great. I recall a famous quote that said, "The teacher can open the door, but, the student must walk through it.&q ...
Thanks again sir. Have heard that saying and more. I hope my insight to things,wakes at least one Chinese person up. LOL
Reply Report shehemego 2018-6-12 00:03
Swifty55: Thanks again sir. Have heard that saying and more. I hope my insight to things,wakes at least one Chinese person up. LOL
I love your English. It's more natural than in the text books. Text books tend to make no mistakes so that English learners become crazy about finding mistakes and show mistakes to others, feeling good themselves. They never know those are not mistakes; those  are what we need to converse with people.
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-12 00:15
So kind again thanks
Reply Report Catherine2021 2018-6-13 13:39
MichaelM: Great job! Agree. You're doing great. I recall a famous quote that said, "The teacher can open the door, but, the student must walk through it.&q ...
What you said is resonable.
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-6-13 15:50
Thank you
Reply Report SEARU 2018-7-10 21:08
Yes, your writing style is more oral that is easy to understand!
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-7-11 00:53
Thanks is what I want

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