Is it okay if a teacher says “I don’t know” to their students?
Answer by Marc Bodnick:
As I get older, I’ve concluded that being candid about your weakness is very useful in establishing credibility. What weakens your credibility is presenting yourself as a know-it-all about every imaginable topic and question. If you say “I have no idea” or “I’m a dope about [topic x],” you strengthen your credibility when you otherwise assert your answers confidently.
Also, saying “I don’t know” and stuff like that generally makes people like you more for being honest.