Teaching What You’ve Learned

This morning, I read research about how the brain learns best. I’m always looking for new ways to engage students! I learn the importance of teaching as a way of learning. When you ask a student to teach another student (or the whole class) a concept, it reinforces so powerfully what the student attempts to learn.

Writing down what you’ve learned each day in a format (blog, social media post, email) designed to teach others solidifies knowledge in your brain. It’s so good for you! It helps build new neural pathways and strengthens existing ones. If you want to grow your brain, go teach others what you’re learning. On my class syllabus, I quote Parker Palmer: “We teach what we most need to learn.”

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