Tricky Little Sophistication

We have a problem in education. Academics. It’s both our strength and weakness.

Academics have a way of making us feel right – making us feel assured. These feelings don’t always lend themselves to the best dispositions for leadership.

Most often they create blind spots. Worse, academics have a way of placing value on sophistication. Why’s that a problem?

In education, we teach others how to solve problems.

To be good at teaching how to solve problems, we have to understand it. We must have a sophisticated understanding of the process to teach it. So we learn and become sophisticated in the process. But that doesn’t mean the process has to be sophisticated.

Don’t believe me?

Look for episode 76 here and review the research. Or listen to yesterday’s podcast episode here.

Plus, the alternative is much easier and more effective. It’s simplicity.