I have a friend that thinks she may be too smart to be a teacher. Not because she doesn't think teachers have to be smart, but because she thinks she may be too smart and not able to relate to her students. Basically, she says it's hard for her to break stuff down to her students. She said once she explains it, if they still don't understand, she's not sure how to "break it down" (i.e. she can't understand how they don't get it). So, what do you guys think about this? Do you think knowing how to explain stuff, in easier terms, is something you can learn or is it one of those if you have it, you have it...if you don't, you don't? Fyi - she didn't go to school to be a teacher (so she's never taken a teaching course) but is a long-term sub. Thoughts?