Sunday, 19 August 2012

IF Teacher




                                                                 Size:  15 x 13 cms
                                                                 Media: Pen & ink
                                                                 Pens: Lamy & Sailor FPs





                                                                    Size:  9 x 11cms
                                                                    Media: Pen & ink
                                                                    Pens: as above.


Some thoughts I had and sketched whilst thinking about this weeks Illustration Friday word...'Teacher'. I don't necessarily agree with the saying that I wrote, or even know who wrote it, but because I hated the school system when I was a young tearaway/hooligan/anarchist....my Mum used to amuse me by saying 'He who can....does, He who can't.... teaches.'....she knew that it would be something that would make me feel good whilst putting up with another days education. The first drawing just landed on the paper like that..I think it does say something about teaching though.

31 comments:

  1. The look of these characters intimidates me
    They remind me of those teachers who entered to the classroom and said, "Gentlemen, take out a sheet, today I will take test"
    Ja Ja, Hombre, aquí no hay tetas,
    pero no impopta, igualmente tu dibujo me gusta mucho!!!!!

    I want to see tits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))))))
    (this part of my comment is for Ted can say that he agrees) :)))))

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  2. I agree with the last part, but not the first part.

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  3. Why do the bunnies have ugly human heads? And why is one bunny crushed by the arrow contraption?

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    1. I'd like to leave the interpretation of this one to the viewer..you've seen it differently than I drew it....although with hindsight I can see why you ask!

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    2. Ted: maybe they are people with ugly bunny bodies.

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  4. I like this! I like the wary expression of those guys. Funny how they look like babes, bunnies and old men at the same time :-)

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    1. These are aged baby hybrids of course!

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  5. Your quote is an oft tossed aphorism, but I find that it holds little water.
    Teaching is an entirely different skill set than most subjects being taught. I know a number of people who are very talented (and successful) in their subject, but are woeful in the extreme in communicating the information to students. They make awful teachers.
    I do find, at times, that if you have capacity for success in a particular field, then you likely will have capacity for success as an instructor. It comes down more to an ability to empathize and adapt; both skills important for success in any field.
    There are those who default to teaching due to lack of capacity in their chosen field, but these teacher can lack passion, and are candidates for burn out.
    I would opine that the quote's attitude is the general belief about teachers, and may be in part responsible for how undervalued (and underpaid) educators are...
    I'm sad to hear you had a frustrating early education, there's always a range, but ideally there's at least a handful of inspirational folk to turn the tide.
    I see the first drawing as a lifting of the minds... or a lifting of something...
    the second one has had enough education for a while.
    always fun.
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    1. I agree with you entirely Richard...As I wrote, it wasn't something I necessarily agreed with...but when I saw the teacher 'prompt' this week it reminded me of it....I'll be honest and say I think it is a terrible statement that in most cases is untrue.

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  6. Uh oh, Richard has started a debate, and Rod you've done it again with your controversial posts. ha ha.

    But Richard.. 'Opine'? You're asking for an eye-roll around here. We're blue-collar bloggers.

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    1. I thought it most appropriate to go academese here and there in my comment... I wanted people to know how edumacated I was.
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    2. Controversial Ted?....Thought inspiring sounds better!

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  7. Ohhh, now I understand. That's cool. Hey Rod, can Richard come to our river barbecue?

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    1. This must be an American thing Ted....I don't know the significance of a river Barbecue...I am going to hazard a guess that it's a white collar thing?
      Whatever it is...Yes Richard is always welcome. You didn't tell me we were having a Barbecue Ted!

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    2. Uh no... a river barbecue is something the working class would enjoy. It's a cheap vacation. But I'll do river or Paris. I like both.

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    3. I suggest indulging in the best of both worlds...
      BBQ truffles on the Seine.
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    4. Is this for boys only, or can I come along, too?
      Btw, I prefer Paris, BBQ truffles or not. ;)

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    5. I would ask first but due to a fear of denial I will simply come with booze, which generally gets one through the front door! (Also veggie burgers.. which might get one tossed out.) :)

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  8. The more I look at those guys the more they freak me out....but I like the way you think.

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  9. How about:
    He who can, does.
    He who can't, teaches.
    He who can't teach, draws stuff.
    ;-)

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  10. Hi Rod, I think the expression refers to those who at 11 years old aspire to be teacher ....which they ultimately become....unfortunately like politicians following the same professional course....do'nt have any experience of the real world. Glad to see your getting both white and blue collar input.

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    1. Apparently George Bernard Shaw wrote "He who can does.He who cannot teaches." He also wrote "Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn." Don't ask me what all this means because I draw stuff..(Elizabeth Rose Stanton, above.)

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  11. Buen fin de semana, Hombre!!!!! Escocés/Español jaja :))))

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  12. Despite the large, bold, and obvious arrow indicator, the aged bunny men were unable to move the object in an upwardly direction. Perhaps, being bunny men, they were all too aware of their own failure to upwardly mobilize.

    I find I sometimes write utter nonsense in your comments. But it is fun. :)

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    1. Utter nonsense is the way to go Cind!

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  13. i am running behind my schedule to visit blogs ...... impossible to catch up everything ....


    thanks for your visits and comments...

    I really cannot participate in these serious debates......it is getting to complicated for an artichoke ;)

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Thanks Guys!!