Yianni Stamas Talks About How Teaching Can Lead to Ideas

Message from this Week’s Blogger

Hi. My name is Yianni Stamas and I am your blogger this week with a very short post about how teaching can lead to ideas. Offline I’ve lectured at colleges several times, teaching online marketing. And in terms of eLearning, I taught daily video lessons on the topic of solopreneur filmmaking for two years at a popular online education website. And I found both of these experiences to be very stimulating.

I learned a lot myself while teaching and strove to achieve what Benjamin Franklin (based on a Confucius quote) once said:

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Getting Students Involved

The challenge has been to involve people in the educational process so they walk away feeling that they have gained knowledge through doing. And for me as an educator, I garnered through my offline and eLearning teaching experiences with having learned a lot myself. There’s nothing like breaking down lessons into categories and chunks to learn more about what you know.

Ideas from Teaching

Ideas that came out of these experiences was the writing of a book and publishing it. Again I learned more and now, having gone through that process, I am excited to maybe teach about that experience. And if I do teach it I know that through the experience I’ll learn myself and get more…ideas!