What can you teach?

August 4th of  ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.

Following on from yesterday’s guide of ‘learning’, today I suggest you consider teaching. The reason is that through teaching we can actually increase our own learning. We get to see the subject in finer detail. Take the martial arts for example, when you attain black belt status you are considered a teacher. What this actually means is you are ready to really learn.

The great martial arts masters knew that through teaching their techniques they were able to hone them over and over. Their techniques improved through the process of teaching. As each new student asked ‘how’ a certain technique was implemented the master had to drill down into greater and greater detail in order to help the student understand. By doing this the master noticed in greater detail what he actually did to implement the technique.

You don’t need to be a complete expert either before you start teaching. If you have something to share, start there. As you teach it to others your own understanding will deepen and before too long you will become an expert.

Become the black belt in your chosen field by teaching others what you know. Be generous and show them everything and remember, their questions will help to teach you in the process.

I read somewhere that if we hear something we retain approx 5% of the information, if we see and hear we retain up to 20%, if we see, hear and do we retain up to 50%, but if we teach we retain up to 90% of the information.

Teaching really is the way to learn!

Enjoy

Stu

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12 responses to “What can you teach?

  1. Hi Stu, ‘What can you teach?” is a _wonderful_ entry! Yay you! Dauna Easley > WordPress.com > stuartart posted: “August 4th of ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At > A Time’. Following on from yesterday’s guide of ‘learning’, today I > suggest you consider teaching. The reason is that through teaching we > can actually increase our own learning. We get to see the subje” >

  2. Hi Stu, I our office we train by see one, do one, teach one theory. You are correct we do learn so much more by added the teach one in training. Oh, I cannot figure out where to find the password for your other post…

  3. I certainly teach to learn, it gives a reason to research to my hearts content, which always brings up something more interesting in the process and takes me deeper and deeper filling my heart with joy and my brain with new info… Love it 🙂 Alexandra

  4. as I begin to teach painting classes in the near future…I hope to gain so much from my students…always do!…

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