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  1. Richard Bach has this phrase: “You teach best what you need to learn yourself” (Richard Bach, Illusions). When I first read this dictum, I was very puzzled. But the words caught on, and after 25 years, I found several meanings of this wisdom.

    First. Best of all, we teach what is most important for us in life to learn for ourselves. It is in this area that we invest our strength, we have experience in this area, we live our life in this area. We don't just know about it, but we have lived to know it. We react calmly and with restraint to the fact that people do not immediately learn in this area – we were like that ourselves. We also respond calmly to the people themselves in the learning process, which gives them the opportunity to learn most effectively.

    Second. If we don't know something in the field we are teaching, we are OPEN to new things. We are mobile and take our own knowledge together with our Students. This “frees” them from the obligation to be our “debtors”. We learn by ourselves, and they see and feel it.

    The third. We are interested in this! What interests you energizes those who have come to study with you. This means that the learning process will be more productive.

    Fourth. If we do not know everything in this area, it protects us from self-conceit and arrogance towards others. We realize that we don't know everything, and this removes our rigid judgment in dealing with students, which also gives them freedom.

    Therefore, the learning process becomes the most effective for students. “You teach best what you need to learn for yourself.”

  2. The answer to the second part of the question is obvious. Try to give me three rubles that you don't have…

    And even more so knowledge…

    What are you going to share with me if you don't have it yourself?

    But the first part of the question is more debatable.

    Because they also teach those who really have something to teach others, because they have not only read textbooks, but also a huge personal experience of getting the desired result. That is, this part of the “teachers” teaches what they can do themselves, and they have proved this by personal experience, having the result they want to teach you.

    But there is another category of those who love to teach. These are the people who like to teach rather than learn.

    I know a nutritionist whose entire family suffers from gastrointestinal problems. I know psychologists who are mired in personal problems and don't know how to get out of them.

    I know matchmakers who were never married and did not have normal healthy families…

    Doctors suffering from a variety of chronic diseases… Journalists who make not only stylistic but also spelling mistakes in their texts…

    This can be enumerated endlessly.

    It is more important to answer the question of how to distinguish the first category from the second..

    Yes, it's very simple: look at the result of the life of the “teacher” and the one who is stuffed into your teacher.

    As the classic said: theory should always be tested by practice.

  3. And so it happens: indeed, not all teachers know the subject – it's not for nothing that there is a joke among the people: “If you can't do it yourself, teach someone else!”

    But in order to teach something, you need to know the business that you are teaching very well.

    For a teacher, there is a huge advantage in learning: while you explain the material to another person,you will learn it even more deeply.

    And additional questions from students – an inexhaustible reserve for self-development of the teacher.

  4. Being able to do and being able to teach are very different professions.

    Examples are being a scientist (and discovering new knowledge) and being a teacher (teaching new knowledge) these are completely different professions – this principle is grossly violated and there are huge problems in the education system.

    Example – very often Masters of Business do not like and do not know how to explain anything, they are angry at slow-witted people.

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