I can assure you that Sylvan does know his basics. He has expressed them here hundreds of times. This time he was using his New Yawk humor to stress some points.
As a lifetime trade teacher, I’ve learned, even in Education 101, that sarcasm is not a good teaching tool. The person has to know what the good information is before he can evaluate what must really be done. For this forum of experienced tradesmem, the post was clever and entertaining; not so for the novice. But that is the hazard and charm of the internet; this is not a public education institution where everyone must toe the line to teach. Masters can express in their own way – entertaining at times.
Sylvan is recommending some very influential educators in the industry.
formerly, Director of Education
presently, NOTA Education Chairman