Learning From Teaching

Teaching others teaches us. 

When we are tasked with explaining, showing, or teaching something to someone else, it improves our understanding as well. 

We learn from the process as much, or perhaps more than the person or persons we are helping. 

This is especially true if we take the time to really think about what we are trying to teach, if we formulate a plan, and if we focus our efforts on simplicity and clarity. 

The goal, after all, is to convey information in a way that is understandable and usable. 

This process helps us to gather and clarify our own thoughts.

Teaching helps us to grow in both understanding and effectiveness with regards to not only the subject we are teaching, but also with regards to teaching itself. 

The more we teach, the better we become at teaching.

And, the ability to convey information in a practical, useable way is always a skill worth having, developing, and refining. 

By learning to share what we know, especially if it is something we are passionate and excited about, we are also learning to connect with others in a way that improves the lives of everyone involved. 

This connection with others around a subject of common interest is one of life’s great experiences. 

If possible, it is an experience we will not want to miss. 

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