Zen and the Art of Teaching #28

#28 Pick Your Battles

The wise teacher knows that the way to accomplish anything is to choose the weakest point and go from there. Do not meet power with power or butt heads – strength to strength.

Choose your battles – the ones about education and which will make a difference. Be blind to all others. Conserve your strength and attack at the weakest point. Here, a student can be “got” and a lifetime of learning/being lit. Do not win battles but win the war.

Everyone has a crack – that’s how the light gets in…..

[see all my previous Zen and the Art of Teaching posts on EFL Classroom 2.0 – HERE ]

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