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I spent last week in San Francisco, going through a training camp for creating video content for Khan Academy.
For me, this was one of those things that I never dreamed that I'd be doing and I consider myself blessed to have had that opportunity.
The truth is – a big part of my motivation for starting my biology blog was because I saw what they were doing.
Now here's the deal. I can't tell you when last I was EVER pushed and challenged as much as I was during that week.
Being surrounded by bright minds and great thinkers really gives you a whole different perspective on changing the world. It makes you see (even more) that it IS possible.
One of the biggest takeaways I got from being there is that I need to constantly push myself to be a better teacher. This is something I would also like to encourage YOU to do.
But, I'm not just going to tell you to do it. I'm going to give you some guidance. Here are Ten tips I'm going to be using to help myself be a better teacher:
- Don't assume your audience knows more than they do
- Don't try to seem smart – Keep it Simple
- Put yourself in your audience's position
- Use simple stories to explain complex concepts – parables
- Give lots of examples/case studies
- Start with a plan
- Push yourself to learn more
- Have a clear end Goal
- Create smaller goals based on that end goal
- Get feedback from other experts and use it
- BONUS TIP: Surround yourself with people who are doing awesome things
If you use these tips, you'd be surprised to see how much your teaching and blogging skills will improve over time.
I always like to say – if you want to change the world, start by changing yourself – Click Here To Tweet This
Lets do this!
About The Podcast
Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.
I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.
If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.
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