Feynman Lectures Available

“If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.” ~ Richard Feynman
In general, people underestimate the knowledge and skill required to teach. It’s as if the public perceives teaching and learning as a some effortless process commonly referred to as osmosis. When in fact, teaching and learning are both rigorous exercises that involve extensive planning, organization, dynamic exchange, and ongoing evaluation. As I watch physicist Richard Feynman above, I am reminded of his brilliance and ability to engage a young group of students. A few days ago, Caltech released his physics lectures for free here but it sort of reminds me of my mundane experience reading Shakespeare. To reach a mass audience, you need the actor to embody and express these ideas and thoughts but more importantly to provide a human connection to the written word.

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