Why do we ask this? While you don’t have be a bonafide expert on your subject in order to teach it, if you self-recognize as being good at your topic, it’s much easier to feel confident going into the process. Thinking of things you are “really good at” is also just an effective way of coming up with things you’re proud of, and chances are other people will have some level of interest in being as good at that thing as you are.
Why do we ask this? If other people recognize you as an expert in something, or just someone who has insight into an area of expertise, then chances are you probably know your material well enough to teach it. If your friends and acquaintances come to you for advice, then it’s not a stretch that potential students will also recognize that you know your stuff.
Why do we ask this? If you’ve taught it before, then you can save a considerable amount of time with your course by re-using some of your old materials. Half the battle of course-making is curriculum and lesson development, and if you have anything you can re-use then thats a major time saver.
Why do we ask this? If you’ve just learned something, then it’s fresh in your mind. One of the things that makes a great instructor is the ability to understand where the student is coming from and to remember what it was like to also know nothing on the subject. If you JUST learned it, then you probably remember what it felt like to know nothing since.. that was probably only a couple weeks ago.
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