Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes.
However, I should perhaps add that during the 20 years I have been back in Cambridge, I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates, as well as of course supervising research students.
That's one thing that's a passion for me: teaching.
So many people think of me as a character on TV, but first and foremost, my passion is teaching dance and creating employable, working dancers.
I had the benefit of going to a really good high school on Long Island. I went to Shoreham-Wading River High School, which kind of started as an experimental public school back in the 60s and 70s. It had a bunch of teachers there with a unique teaching philosophy.