How Do I Teach a Subject Out of My Comfort Zone? Part 3 ~ Asking for Help

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How do I teach a subject out of my comfort zone?

How do I Teach series

I am very independent and I have always been of the opinion that asking for help is a sign of weakness. It took a lot of self reflection to realise that it’s ok to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is, in fact, a sign of personal growth and self realisation.

I am in the fortunate position where Papa Steve and my father in law are both good at mathematics and were available to help when I needed it (which was often in the beginning). I had a million questions and realised that I actually know a lot more than I gave myself credit for. I just had to figure out how to communicate with Noo to get him to understand the concepts and fall in love with the subject again.

Ask for help if you need it. Its imperative that you realise that it’s not a sign of weakness. Acknowledging that I don’t know everything has made a huge difference on how I see myself and has had a positive effect on my self confidence.

Please be sure to pop in tomorrow to read more about “planning”.


All the “How do I Teach a Subject Out of My Comfort Zone” posts:
Understanding My Limitations
Asking for Help