The best education enables people to educate themselves. Like never before almost everyone has the chance and the tools for inquiry into almost any imaginable topic. The best educators explain, show and live the tools that enable people to answer questions that life will inevitably confront them with. If i’m in a good mood, i could interpret the crap my teachers tried on us in that light…maybe they tried their best with the tools they had at their disposal, but then again….nah. A good teacher has always enabled her students, pulled her ego out and stood back, watched and only assisted where necessary. And that’s the word i would like to replace “teacher” with: “assistant”.

Thomas Schindler