Being an imaginary teacher…
I am not a teacher of any traditional institution. But, I can still become a teacher in my everyday life. A teacher who will teach stuffs to learn more effectively.
Yes, we struggle to understand so many concepts. But, we want to learn and enrich ourselves to become more self satisfied and fit for the world. Wouldn't it be great if we could learn things more easily and more effectively. When we really understand things we lessens our effort from the hectic job of memorizing. So, how can we understand the complex things more effectively and easily. Let it be physics, or computer science or anything.
Be the teacher to understand more effectively
Let’s say you just tried to understand a concept and read stuffs about it. When you have a sense that you have understood it. Now follow the following steps:
- Take pen and paper as if the paper is your blackboard and the pen is your chalk.
- Assume that you are the teacher and you are teaching to your imaginary student/s about the concept you just learned about.
- Teach your imaginary student/s loudly along with writing down the things like a classroom teacher.
- Evaluate your teaching skills: Did you get stuck in anything while teaching? If(yes) → learn about that thing again and get back to teaching. if (no)→ Congratulations, You just understood it.
This famous technique was suggested by the great physicist Richard Feynman. It’s probably not exactly the same but, the technique I mentioned is surely effective.
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