Do you find that fulltime MCTs (and other teachers) are somewhat limited in their value to students? To me...all teachers should be practicing in the REAL WORLD what they are educating others on! Now before I get any further I can already hear the comments..."what about demos/labs"...Demos & Labs are HARDLY REAL WORLD! In college, I had much the same thoughts..."why is this guy teaching me if he’s so good and not out there DOING IT"?
Personally, I enjoy teaching and even more so I enjoy seeing others learn, but if I only lived in academia my value to any potential students/attendees would be more limited! Why?
1. I could not relate the technology as well to real world uses and labs/demos
2. I could not relate to students/attendees when discussing certain pros/cons of architectures or given technologies/platforms.
3. The bulk (if not all) of my material would be based on others writings and/or probably a limited amount of my own research.
I am by no means saying fulltime MCTs and other teachers do not provide value but when compared to someone who does the actual job in the real world (assuming the real world teacher also has comparable teaching skills) there is NO COMPARISON! And I suppose that is the pro of being a fulltime teacher, your presentation etc. skills should be much better honed but look at the cost!
That’s my 2