It is not just the teachers of this world which require the ability to educate others, in fact there are a great many walks of life where the skills of a teacher will come to the fore. Being able to teach others effectively is something which can greatly help you in your home life, and in your career.
We had a chat with educational mastermind Kevin Rolle, to find out what exactly are the basic skills which you’ll need, to be able to teach someone. Take a look at the results, and see how many of these skills you possess.
Knowing something which someone else doesn’t, and then trying to show that person what you know and help them to understand, can be a very frustrating process. With this in mind, it is vital that you have a great deal of patience for the person who you are teaching, and that you keep working with them until they understand what you are teaching them. It will be successful for both you and them to learn this key tool. Without patience you can become easily frustrated which is not good for yourself, or the person that you are teaching.
It is important that you understand that everyone learns things in different ways and at different speeds. In light of this, you must be able to be flexible in terms of the way that you show someone something new, as well as being able to identify what kind of learner the person is.
Educating someone on knowledge or a new way of doing things is not always easy and you must have a manner that inspires the person to want to learn. Whether you are teaching your young child some mathematics, or showing the new guy at work how to do the job, you must be abel to influence them enough that they will want to attain the knowledge that you are showing them.
When you teach someone, you must be systematic in your approach and you must understand yourself, how you are going about teaching. This is exactly why you must be highly organized, both in the planning that you will do before teaching someone, and in the way in which you teach it. Organization is a skill which not everyone has and if you don’t, you must work on organization in order to be a more effective teacher.
If you are teaching something which you don’t care about, this will come through to the student and they could switch off, or consider the lesson unimportant. This is why it is crucial to be passionate about what you are teaching, and passionate about wanting the other person to learn. When you are teaching someone, the key is that they are listening to what you are saying, and that they are keen to pick up new knowledge, in order to ensure that they are tuned in to what you are saying, you must deliver the education with real passion.