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Mar 22, 2019 07:34:26

To be able to teach

by @Arcticloon PATRON | 214 words | 307🔥 | 307💌

Janne Koponen

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To be able to work with things requires certain level of knowledge. You need to understand the things well enough that you yourself know how they work. You have probably started from the basics and worked up from there deepening your knowledge and forming your own understanding.

You might know how things work and how to use them but transferring that knowledge to others is another things. For that, you need to really understand them. You need to know where you come from and how you got there.

In essence, you need to be at least one level higher in your understanding than what you are teaching. I don't think it's possible to transfer your exact level of knowledge. You can just help others get started and guide them through the path you have taken. For the final level, you can only give them the tools and direction they must follow to reach your level.

So to give any practical teaching you need to push yourself even further. And that is a great motivation to learn. If you want to know something really well, try teaching it to others. You might take some things as granted, but when you have to explain those concepts to others you might notice you don't really understand them.

Originally published at arcticloon.fi

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    @Arcticloon "If you want to know something really well, try teaching it to others." that is a really great idea! I know actually, I tried twice to teach something I thought i was pretty good at and... failed completely. I see now, that i needed to be that one level higher, and i wasn;t

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 24, 2019 09:04:38
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    @Arcticloon Yeeey! Happy 100!!!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 23, 2019 17:56:13
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    @Arcticloon You make a good point. I like to say, "If you want people to follow in your footsteps, you have to move your feet." As a teacher, you have to continue to push yourself and never stop learning. And congratulations on making it to the 100 Club!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 22, 2019 09:21:17
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      @brandonwilson @lucjah Thanks. I didn't even notice I was that far already here :D

      Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | Mar 24, 2019 08:17:34
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