We teach best when we’re beginners, but many people are stuck in the mindset that they need to be a ‘professional’ in something to teach it. In this TEDx event talk, Ben Tristem will take you through the four stages of your learning journey; explaining how you go from being unconsciously incompetent to unconsciously competent*.
(*While also teaching Alex to ride an electric unicycle, see 5 minutes in for when they literally tear up the stage!)
“A lot of people can’t find the learning resources they need, and have the perfect perspective to teach – the beginner’s perspective. However, we believe that we must be accomplished, educated, or decorated in order to teach a topic.
I’m here to challenge that with my personal story. I maintain that, with the right approach, teaching can be the highest form of learning. In these changing times the world needs more outstanding teachers than ever.
Teaching as a way of learning may be your route to mastery, whilst simultaneously helping 1000s of other people along the way.”
Ben has studied mathematics, physics, business, marketing and software development at post-graduate level before he turned his passion in learning into a vehicle to create value for others. He is a best-selling instructor, game developer, online entrepreneur and published author.
See Ben practice what he preaches, to more than 200,000 students, over at Udemy.