For the Joy of Teaching
Last night I taught a Marketing with Search Engines class for Classes for Causes. The class was held to benefit Symphony Parnassus and I raised $64 for the orchestra. Classes for Causes is a non-profit dedicated to connecting people to raise money and awareness for various causes through teaching and learning. Anyone can teach a class about anything they want and the money they earn in tuition is donated to the charity of the instructor’s choice.
There were just two students, so it was very intimate and actually just perfect. Most people would cancel or postpone a class if only two people signed up, but not me, I guess I just love the experience of teaching too much. It was such a pleasure to have time for each student to participate, ask as many questions as they wanted and really understand the concepts of the subject. Teaching that way is a lot more like consulting than giving a lecture. It’s a conversation which sparks ideas and nurtures the learning process. When learning is fun, you learn more and digestion of the knowledge is easier.
I am extrememly grateful for the interest my students have in the subject matter and confidence in my ability to help them learn. It is an honor to teach and a pleasure to learn from my students. Thank you Aimee and Brian. I can’t wait to see what you do with your new found Marketing with Search knowledge.