The best way to learn is to do; the worst way to teach is to talk.
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A smooth lecture…may be pleasant; a good teacher challenges, asks, irritates and maintains high standards – all that is generally not pleasant.
Time spent thinking about a problem is always time well spent. Even if you seem to make no progress at all.
In the broad light of day mathematicians check their equations and their proofs, leaving no stone unturned in their search for rigour. But, at night, under the full moon, they dream, they float among the stars and wonder at the miracle of the heavens. They are inspired. Without dreams there is no art, no mathematics, no life.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
There’s no real mystery about this at the moment. This is what we want now. It may prove wrong later, but we’ll correct that when we come to it.
That student is taught the best who is told the least.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The secret to education is in respecting the student.