Live The Lessons You’re Teaching

Teaching is an extension of learning.

If you want to improve your ability to teach others, see every moment as an opportunity for self-education.

The more you add value to your own experiences, the more you’ll have to offer when you provide guidance to other people’s experiences.

Instead of seeing yourself as a superior, see yourself as the prototypical student. Your ultimate job isn’t to get your students to learn X, memorize Y, or graduate Z. Your ultimate job is to embody what it means to be a lover of ideas and a seeker of truth. If you refuse to compromise yourself in this regard, people will always be eager to let you teach them.