“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” ~ Clay P. Bedford
I’m a part-time trainor by profession that focus on computer trends and technology. Some simply called me a mentor, coach or simply a teacher.
They say teaching is a noble profession. Maybe noble in a way that sometimes it does not get that pay so much. Like me, one has continue doing it with passion. Personally, I love it as I love my students.
But what is really a learning once we give this to other people who listen to you.
For me, one can only be an effective with this profession if it is successfully transfer the knowledge to other people and then later on, they can apply it to real life scenario like a practice in a workplace.
Actually this kind of terminology also applies to me personally for real.
Usually, this is my routine to create curiosity to my participants:
- Getting to know them
- Discuss the concept
- Relate the ideas with the actual situations by specifying an example
- Connect the relevance with an activity
- Interact with the participants by sharing the output
- Explain the output for each activity
- Apply its connections to real-life scenario
- Best part, do it and check the result
Is this possible?
To others, not all of these key points cannot be attainable.
Because there is always a better chance of positive and lasting impact in any environment as we transfer the knowledge and apply what we learn.
In reality, people do not like to change or simply, commit mistakes.
Still, there would always be mistakes along the way. But then, it is just ok because if one is not making mistakes, then one is not doing anything at all.
As learning comes in, one has to try and try until it gets into the right path.
We have to be always students of life which is open for the possibilities the willingness to learn.
As I end this post, I would like share it with this quote:
“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” ~ Aristotle