Why Teaching Makes you Smarter
Ever hear of the adage: “Those who can do, those who can’t teach”? Although usually intended to be a negative comment, I almost always take it in a positive light.
Part of the reason I am not insulted is the fact that I have found this to be true in my own world of instruction. I am able, as a professional instructor, to help a person improve their skiing ability, even when they are technically a better skier than I am. Because even though I am not capable of completing the movement myself, I can identify the issue, explain it in terms the person understands and provide tactics for fixing the problem. I am a teacher!