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Audio Clip – George P. Baker on being "thrown in" to teach a class with no prior knowledge
Donham had a lovely idea, which was that the best place to learn how to teach was to get thrown into a course that you knew nothing about, and told to teach it. Prepare to stay ahead of the class by three or twelve hours. He threw me into the middle of Marketing, and the whole class had a half-year of it, and I'd had none.
I taught one or two other general things there, as well as these some specialized ones that Cunningham had taught, relieve him of. And I took to the case method like a duck to water, and thought there was nothing like it to make a man think. All of the facts, figures, tools, and concepts that you have to have to have met on a case are all terribly important. But most of them change to be different ten years from now.
But not the method of making up your mind. And that, seems to me, has been the School's enormous strength.