teaching

Definitions

  • "I'll give him a pull that will be apt to teach him his own place."
    "I'll give him a pull that will be apt to teach him his own place."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teaching the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill "he received no formal education","our instruction was carefully programmed","good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
    • n teaching the profession of a teacher "he prepared for teaching while still in college","pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
    • n teaching a doctrine that is taught "the teachings of religion","he believed all the Christian precepts"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • n Teaching The act or business of instructing; also, that which is taught; instruction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teaching The act or business of instructing.
    • n teaching That which is taught; instruction.
    • n teaching Synonyms Training, Education, etc. See instruction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Teaching the act of teaching or instructing: instruction
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Quotations

  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “You teach best what you most need to learn.”
  • John Cotton Dana
    John Cotton Dana
    “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
  • William J. Durant
    William%20J.%20Durant
    “Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.”
  • Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei
    “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “To teach is to learn twice.”
  • John Locke
    John%20Locke
    “It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.”

Idioms

Teach your grandmother to suck eggs - When people say 'don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs', they mean that people shouldn't try to teach someone who has experience or is an expert in that area.
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks - It is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tǽcan, to show, teach; Ger. zeigen, to show; allied to L. docēre, to teach, Gr. deiknunai, to show.

Usage

In literature:

The teaching of the missionaries had had no effect in weaning him from his ancestral idolatry.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
During the time of teaching there must be perfect quiet and attention.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
It is His own teaching: 'I am the Vine, ye are the branches.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Some were intended to teach certain facts.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Besides the ordinary teaching of the class-room, girls may be attracted to the teaching of special subjects.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
While teaching me my letters Vitalis thought that he would teach Capi at the same time.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
The more He thought about the teaching of the Rabbis, the more He saw how false and hard it was.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
But since these teachings are so commonplace and obvious, they cannot be impressed upon us by mere repetition of the teachings as such.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
They say that Crawford teaches clear to the rule of three, whatever that may be.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
He was very poor, did poor teaching, and got poor pay.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
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In poetry:

Lord, teach me, that I may teach
The things thou dost impart,
Help me and my wants to reach
The depths of many a heart.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
More than your schoolmen teach, within
Myself, alas! I know:
Too dark ye cannot paint the sin,
Too small the merit show.
"The Eternal Goodness" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Oh teach me how, when any world,
Or dark, or bright, or dim,
Containeth thee, to give my first,
My best of love to Him!"
"The Unseen Preacher" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Triumphal arch, that fill'st the sky
When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
To teach me what thou art; -
"To The Rainbow" by Thomas Campbell
When God of old the way of life
Would teach to all His own,
He placed them safe beyond the reach
Of death, by Blood alone.
"I Will Pass Over You" by Daniel Webster Moody
The land of silence and of death
Attends my next remove;
O may these poor remains of breath
Teach the wide world thy love!
"Psalm 71 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

After a traumatic hospital trip, this toddler's parents now teach him exactly what foods he can't eat.
Feldkamp continues to teach children about American Civil War .
Q How many years have you been teaching.
This is my first year teaching at Smith Elementary.
Sat, Nov 17th, @2:00pm - 05:00PM Teach-In on the Enviroment.
Local artist Lori Roberts-Cobbledick, who holds a BFA in Studio Art from Kent State University, will continue to teach the class on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
How do you teach children about bull markets.
The blacksmith shop at Dallas Heritage Village teaches a basic blacksmith class to carpenters with the visiting Cirque du Soleil.
Debbie Heaney, Foundation for Teaching Economics, AZ.
Sonia Sanchez, Teaching the Sudanese, School Board School.
Booklet teaches Mormon parents how to help their gay children.
Moni Grushkin teaching financial classes, looking for new endeavors.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
MANSFIELD — There's an old and unfair saying which claims that those who can, do, and those who can't, teach.
Today is not only the start of the GOP Convention, but the start of classes at Syracuse University, where I teach a class on Social Welfare Policy to MPA students.
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In science:

Rev. – Special Topics in PER, 5, 020109 (2009) [20 pages]; “Tutorial teaching assistants in the classroom: Similar teaching behaviors are supported by varied beliefs about teaching and learning,” Phys.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Certainly, in mathematical physics, it would make no sense if we were to say that just because the real world should be noncommutative because of quantum theory, we should no longer be allowed to teach general relativity because the concepts in it cannot really work.
Noncommutative complex differential geometry
The experience with perturbative QCD teaches us that extraction of observables from Green functions is an involved process.
The inaction approach to gauge theories
This opens up completely new methods to accelerate the processes of teaching and learning.
FuturICT
But this “stringy regularization” actually teaches us something very interesting about the theory.
Some Properties of (Non) Critical Strings
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