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.

Is it okay if a teacher says “I don’t know” to their students?

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