We all have something to share, and we all have more to learn. This week, teach us something — or share something you’ve been taught with the class.
This week, teach us something—or share something you’ve been taught with the class.
Student versus Teacher
Throughout our lives, we play the role of both student and teacher many times, and in many forms. As a child, you watch your parents, siblings, and friends for cues on how to interact, speak, and communicate. Later, you may attend school, vocational courses, or university.
As we grow older, we also find that we’ve transitioned into the role of a teacher, as well. As a parent, you teach your children about the world around them, and why things happen the way they do. As a colleague, you teach your coworkers how to become a better version of their professional selves.
Despite this, we are never no longer a student, since there’s always more to learn.
A teacher isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
– Paulo Coelho
We oscillate between the role of teacher and student because we all have something to share, and we all have more to learn. This week, we’re asking you to share your experiences as a student, a teacher, or both.
- Who was, or is, the greatest teacher in your life? What have they taught you?
- Don your teaching cap and educate your readers in how to do something only you know how to do.
- Sometimes teachers learn the most from their students. Have you ever had the tables turned on you when you thought you were teaching, but underwent the largest change yourself?
- For a more creative twist, write a post in the Socratic style. That’s right, channel your inner toddler and let questions dominate your writing.
As always, we’re looking forward to having you teach us a thing or two from the posts you share this week.