Learning How Being A School Teacher Is A Lot Like Going Back To School, Socially.
I’m still trying to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to teaching guys this age.
Instinctively, I’ve been inclined to treat them as if I’m the cool, but authoritative older brother. It has worked well with some, and not so well with others.
I’ve thought more deeply about what it is to teach a class. It involves a combination of management skills, public speaking skills, storytelling skills and it takes a great amount of emotional intelligence in order to conduct yourself and those around you in a suitable manner.
Even when you get to teach people a lot older, the principles of it are all still the same. It’s a bloody tough job, but it can also be insanely rewarding.