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Teach Others to Learn More Deeply from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video] (1:44)

May 23rd, 2016

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Teach Others to Learn More Deeply from Two Challenges in Building Your Career


Douglas E. Welch ( presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”


Part of that, too, is teaching everything you do. I was told — I think, I’m going to say it was probably the technoical director at my college when I was the theater department — what is it? — Watch One. Do One. Teach One. I think is the basic rule that’s been bantered around. Teach everything you learn. Teach me something and, I was pretty good at what I did, as far as all the aspects I did in the theater and she would say, “Go teach the rest of your crew how to do this. You’re a stage manager. You’ve done three shows. Go teach this new stage manager who doesn’t know how to do this.” “Ok.”

There’s so many reasons why you teach others. One. You’re telling people what you do and how well you do it. Bingo! Right there. Two. You learn whatever you teach much more deeply than you would learn it any other way. Even if you don’t know it that well. I’ve had to each stuff that I really didn’t know that well, but what did I do before I taught it. I went and did a lot of research, because I know, “Well, I’m a little weak in this area, but you know, I have the basic concepts and their going to ask this question or this question or this question, so I should probably look those up.” You are going to learn the subject much more deeply. I would — for whatever reason — I was tutoring my fellow Freshmen Biology students, because I had a really good Botany teacher in high school. An I actually used his, my notebook from his class to tutor everybody else in the class. I had a group this size sitting around the dorm lounge one night and it was like, “This is really weird.” I knew it, why wouldn’t I teach it and the fact is, because I was teaching it to them, I had to learn it even better myself and got even a better grade on the test myself, because I taught it to others. Do not ignore that. That is one of the best ways to learn something really, really, deeply, because you start hitting questions and roadblocks and “Well, gosh, what about this?” and then you have to figure out “Well, what about that?” What do I need to know more about that and it will just cause your learning to deepen.

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