>All of the successful teachers and learners to date, including >several on this forum, including myself, have succeeded at learning, >at understanding and at teaching others, without knowing the >mechanics of the mind, which no one yet knows. > >Fortunately, pedagogy (the activity) is simple, when we are teaching >inherently interested and able students, and doesn't require us to >know any of those details.
And it is delightful when that happens. Many times - even most of the times - we are not so privileged. Still we can't give up our mammalian responsibility (among many species, instinctive, to train our young to survive - even thrive - in their environments and sometimes that requires a bit of pushing. It makes for entertaining National Geographic shows; maybe we could get them to do some math classes?