Face of the Day: Secret Men’s Business

Batttambang, Cambodia

Batttambang, Cambodia

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


6 thoughts on “Face of the Day: Secret Men’s Business

  1. mycambodianyear says:

    Hey there!
    What an awesome photograph!
    I love looking at your pics and the things you write, it kind of gives an insight what Cambodia could be like. I will be in Cambodia for a year from July, I would really appreciate if you would have a look at my post as well!

  2. Such an intimate moment between the two youngsters. Would love to have known what they were discussing. How do you relate to the quote Philip as a teacher? Have noted this before in your portraits, the striking capture of your subjects’ eyes. Hope you publish / print your impressions of Cambodia and her people through your lens….

    • Students should be treated as individuals and with respect.Obvious enough, but rarer than you would think- particularly the individuality part.

      And they should be taught how to think, rather than just being told ‘stuff.’ This means that the teacher needs to ‘let go’ of the class, rather than seek to control everything.

      Cambodian students are easy to ‘control’: raise your voice, look and act strict. Easiest thing in the world.

      But I’ve seen lots of students lose their confidence (some momentarily, others for longer) because of this. Mutual trust quickly destroyed.

      Thanks for the comment…made my day…

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