Students Are Better Teachers


It has become increasingly apparent to me that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Explaining a concept crucial to an upcoming exam to a friend or colleague is an age-old study technique, and evidence to the effect. To truly test your ability as a good student, flex your teaching muscles.

Nothing will etch a concept into your brain like your ability to etch it in another.

It is likely that the worst teachers you’ve had were never interested in continued learning. Likewise, the best teachers are always the ones engaged in some course of study, or discovery. It’s odd that the concepts of student and teacher are somehow often at odds with each other, and learning the similarities and complementariness of these roles within my multiple teaching occupations is increasingly likable.

As put by Henry Adams, they know enough who know how to learn.