No matter what your current role you have the opportunity to teach other people. Whether through small one-on-one moments, or in large-group settings where you are officially a “teacher.”
The challenge in these situations is that so often we assume the lesson is learned by just telling the information — and that is rarely the case.
Dr. Eric Mazur, recently spoke at the Turning Technologies Users Conference in San Diego. His program reiterated the importance of peer-to-peer teaching. Even something as simple as asking someone to paraphrase information back to you, can have a profound impact on what they learn, and how long they remember it.