For many of us, an image of a child learning a new skill emerges in our mind when we think of learning. They need to be guided through each individual step, encouraged along the way. However, the reality is that we should never stop learning – even if we are the teachers.
Learning ensures longevity
Learning is something that we as tutors should be continuing to engage with. As tempting as it may be to stop learning once we have received our qualifications, refining or even learning new skills can ensure that our career can go the extra mile. Perhaps you are in an industry where there are many other tutors just like you… Chances are if you have more knowledge and are constantly working to go that bit further, you will gradually gain a reputation of standing out as the teacher that goes above and beyond for their students!
Get the most out of yourself
By continuing to learn and evolve in your area of expertise, you are enhancing your skills. Not only are you getting the most out of yourself as a teacher, but also as a performer, as an athlete – whatever it may be that you do! Next time you think you are already qualified or have finished studying, remember that there is always more to learn and there is no such thing as being ‘too qualified’.
Process of discovery
By engaging in lifelong learning you will not only enhance your skills, but you are guaranteed to engage in the process of discovery, which has a multiplicity of benefits. The process of discovery opens up your eyes to learn something new as a teacher. Through engaging in the process of learning, you will learn what most likely works and what doesn’t work. You will discover things about yourself and also about others. The process of discovery is sometimes even more important than what was ultimately learned! So try something new and immerse yourself in the deep process of discovery.
We encourage you to engage in the process of lifelong learning and guarantee that it will help you to reach your full potential greatly. Happy learning!