There are many great teachers among us. But some are unique. They have the ability to make learning a joyful experience. What’s so special with these teachers?
They master the art of abstraction.
Do you know why Picasso was so special? Not just because he was a great artist, but he was a master of abstraction. He can convey the crux of the message, precisely and concisely.
Just look at this abstraction in practice.
He took the image of a bull and abstracted it to such levels, that the observer has nothing else to focus.
A unique teacher is very much like Picasso. He or she must break down the concepts and abstract it at such levels that the learners can breeze through them. The moment there is ambiguity or complexion in the flow, the learner’s momentum goes down. This unique teacher must never let this happen.
As with any other art, the mastery comes with practice. So, are you a teacher of something? If yes, do you want to be good, great or unique?