Teach to Learn
I'm a former high school teacher and as such I always used to tell my students to write down what they were learning as a way of forcing themselves to engage with the content. Rather than just taking notes and blindly parroting (plagiarizing?) the material however, I encouraged them to write it out as if they were attempting to teach it to someone else; it's amazing how much easier it is to retain information when you do this. As a teacher, I found myself in several situations in which I had to teach a lesson that I had absolutely no background in. To prepare, I forced myself to study the material beforehand and I found that creating my presentation and lesson plan during this process greatly enhanced my understanding of the subject matter. So, without further ado, I am going to relive my days as an educator and approach this material as an opportunity for me to teach you, dear reader, about what I have learned. If you think I have goofed, feel free to correct me in the comments. I don't claim to be an expert, but I certainly don't want to spread incorrect information.
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