It was about 40 years ago that I heard the phrase…’those who can do and those who cant teach’…Another effort at teacher bashing, another trite and banal quip, not even all that pithy or aphoristic in my opinionNow 40 years on I have had two careers in teaching. The first was in Australia and the second in Thailand. In both cases I virtually fell into the pedagogical role, in the first case I fell into an abysss and after 20 years was finally ill health retired lest the The Mystery of Education had a dead body slumped up against the white board one morning. Of course 40 years ago there were no white boards, no power point presentations, but I am not here to bang on about changes in Educational Technology. I taught across the system in Australia both at private schools and government schools. I tasted teaching the children of the rich and those of the very poor, refugees and immigrants. If you have read my other rants from the Podium you will know which pupils I was most comfortable with.