What Good Teachers Have That Bad Teachers Don’t

It is not experience

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Just because you achieved something doesn’t mean you can teach others to achieve it

There are people I call victims of success. They were successful by accidentally being in the right place at the right time with the right skills. If you put them in a different situation, they would get results very far from what they have.

The right experience + a teacher = A lesson

Teaching is a skill. Teaching is a gift. Not everybody can teach. A wiseman once said:

If you say you teach, if the people didn’t learn anything, you didn’t teach anything

What you teach is measured by what people learn. Not what they are entertained by. Not what they laugh about. Not what gets them emotional. But what they can now do as a result of the knowledge you have shared.

Teaching is being able to come down to the level of the student and build a bridge from where they are to where you want them to be.

The ability to build this bridge is what good teachers have that bad teachers don’t. To make the maximum impact;

  1. Define your expectation to the student
  2. Teach (with feedbacks every step of the way)

If the people didn’t learn anything, you didn’t teach anything

I rest my case

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