Paul B. Sears: Lessons in Classroom, Field and Living Room
Creators:Potter, Loren D.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science, v109, n4-5 (December, 2009), 113-115.
Paul B. Sears was kind and humble. He disliked false pretense and always was appreciative of the common man. He noted that the goal of teaching was to help students along the road so they could surpass the achievements of the teacher. Sears taught that a permanently balanced relationship with the environment was possible by prudent and skillful use of resources to obtain the maximum good for the longest time. His skills as a speaker, writer and artist enhanced his teaching and publications. A major goal of his teaching was to help students reconstruct the past, appreciate and understand the complexities and interactions of the present and thus knowledgeably predict the futures. Sears was active and still eager to learn and to interact with students even in the last years of his life.
Author Institution: Department of Biology, University of New Mexico