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Can a professor be too smart to teach a subject? #EZ.37680 Exp 02-06
By Andrew Karam
Andrew Karam, Scientist, Consultant, Writer at Freelancing (2006-present)
Answered Sep 18

Richard Feynman (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1965) was a pretty smart guy - and when he was unable to explain a concept in simple terms to a reporter he blamed himself. He didn’t blame himself for being too smart - he blamed himself for not understanding the subject well enough to explain in simple terms.

I would suggest any teacher or professor who claims to be “too smart” to teach effectively is simply a poor teacher who doesn’t want to take the time to truly understand the topic (whatever it is) well enough to teach it at a basic level.