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If To Correct You Must Humiliate, Then You Don’t Know How To Teach

An old man meets a young man who asks: “Do you remember me?” And the old man says no. Then the young man tells him he was his student, And the teacher asks: “What do you do, what do you do in life?” The young man answers: “Well, I became a teacher.” “ah, how good, like me?” Asks the old man. “Well, yes. In fact, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.” The old man, curious, asks the young man at what time he decided to become a teacher. The young man tells him the following story: “One day, a friend of mine, also a student, came in with a nice new watch, and I decided I wanted it. I stole it, I took it out of his pocket. Shortly after, my friend noticed that his watch was missing and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you. Then you addressed the class saying, ‘This student’s watch was stolen during classes today. Whoever stole it, please return it.’ I didn’t give it back because I didn’t want to. You closed the door and told us all to stand up and form a

10 Osler-isms to Remember in Your Daily Practice

10 Osler-isms to Remember in Your Daily Practice William Osler’s life and work remain so instructive. Here at Stanford we invoke his name often, and have something we call an “Osler Evening” to honour him; these are evenings where we interview a faculty member on stage, getting to know a bit about their life, and the journey they made to get where they are. Here are some random quotes from Osler, ten for the day: 1. “Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the day’s work well. The travellers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the morrow. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition.” Given the current popularity of “staying in the moment” and meditation, Osler was way ahead of his time. 2. “Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from the words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See