“It’s important to take the time to color inside the lines.”
“12 x 12 = 144″
“The Treaties of Westphalia heralded the era of the nation state in Europe.”
“An adverb describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.”
“Do your best; nobody can ask for more than that.”
“The First Law of Thermodynamics is you do not talk about Thermodynamics.”
Think about it: there was a specific point in time when you learned each of these things. (I double checked all but the last one, but it sounds right.) We learned these things, and we did it through the persistence and patience of great teachers, at home or in the classroom.
Whether your formal education is ongoing — hey, young readers! — or ended 50 years ago, there is never a bad time to reflect on the people who chose teaching for their career. It is a demanding and often thankless job, and we at MakerBot want teachers to know they are always on our minds.
If you are a MakerBot owner, you have the chance to give the teachers in your life a special gift. It could be a customized nameplate, a desk organizer, or the old standby, an apple.
I made an apple yesterday on my Replicator and brought it around to some of the people here at MakerBot. These are people in our company who come from lots of different backgrounds, and I was personally curious to know which teachers inspired them and got them here. Here are their answers.
What was one thing that person taught you that stuck?
That there’s no luminiferous ether.
What would you say to that teacher if you had a chance?
Why the hell wasn’t that part of the basic curriculum?
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