Lies We Believe

Lies we believeSomeone I looked up to once said, “Those that know, do; those that can’t, teach.” I believed this at the time. That idea kept me out of the teaching profession for at least 10 years.

I’ve since learned that the actual proverb is from Aristotle, and it goes like this:

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

This makes much more sense to me.

What lies have you believed?

Related topics: Reflective Teacher

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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