There's a saying that goes "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
For John Brooks, an instructor at Central Community College-Hastings, that statement couldn't be farther from the truth.
Brooks has been an instructor in the media arts department on the Hastings campus for the last 25 years. But, in that time, he has still written, shot video and taken more photographs than some of his students in an effort to stay relevant.
"I have to show the students that there are things to learn good, bad and indifferent," Brooks said. "I show them my work and tell them to critique it just like I critique theirs, and they do.
"And then I flunk them," a smiling Brooks added.