Teaching About Teaching

aristotleI’m spending the morning revising Rob’s Totally Awesome Guitar Teaching Handbook, still on track for an October 3 release. Writing a first draft can be a slog, but I love revising. I just turned a terrible paragraph in the book—my introduction to my Teaching 101 chapter—into one of favorites:

Teaching is a complex art, and it takes a lot of practice to be really good at it, but you’ll be off to a great start if you use the roadmap that I’m about to lay out for you.

Aristotle calls teaching “the highest form of understanding.” What does that make the act of teaching about teaching? I don’t know, but it sounds like it could create a black hole.

To avoid obliterating the universe, I won’t try to teach you everything…

Much better.

Update: The Handbook is now available for purchase here.

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  1. I’m really waiting for your book.
    I hope you ship, I live overseas. =D

    Today, I gave my brother his first guitar lesson. Went of a lot better than I thought it would, but like you said, the emotional distance is a bit hard. There tends not to be the general ‘WOW he’s awesome’-ness that you give to your guitar teachers, and hence tend to listen to them much better.

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