This week has definitely been the hardest week of DigPINS for me to connect to so far because I do not teach in the traditional sense. The only “teaching” I do consists of me trying to reexplain items that friends and classmates don’t understand from their classes.
The core subject I consider myself the best at is math, but ask anyone close to me and they will tell you I am a horrible math tutor or teacher. This is because my brain works and understands a little bit differently than most other people. I understand math easily, meaning I am one of the worst people to try to teach math because I can’t explain how I understand it, I just do.
The other area I “teach” the most would be website design. One of the main reasons I am horrible at teaching is I am horrible at explaining why I just understand how. I also tend to take over and try to do everything myself. I very much like having control, and instead of explaining the problem, I just take over and fix it myself.
I always claim I never want to be a teacher, but learning different ways to teach technology to others was definitely beneficial for me.