Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Prevent Summer Learning Loss ~ Tip #30 ~ Teaching

Teach someone something. If you ask any teacher, he or she will almost always tell you they learned more after they started teaching than in all their years of teacher training and education.

Why is this?

When you teach something, you have to understand it. You have to know it forward and backward. You have to do research. You have to practice. Once you're the expert, then you can present it to someone else.

So try teaching your little brother how to spell a new word.

Try teaching your mom how to do an algebra problem.

Teach your best friend about the scientific method.

Teach your dad about the battle at Gettysburg.

It's amazing what you'll learn in the process.

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