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{zero grok 009} When You Learn, Teach

08/10/2019 , 3m

Oprah Winfrey gave the commencement speech at Harvard in 2013. Here are a couple of takeaways from her speech which relate to learning and teaching:

  1. Failing is part of learning.
  2. When You Learn, Teach. This is a quote from Maya Angelou, but it gets to the point of why teaching not only helps you learn but provides knowledge and value to others. This is the main benefit of teaching, it lifts everyone to your level by sharing what you know.
  3. Validation. Each and every interview she did was with someone who wanted to be validated. Was that okay? she was asked. That validation is exactly what you are given when you teach what you learn. Either the person gets it, or they don't. You validate what you know and your ability to express it to someone else.

Read the transcript of the speech at: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/05/winfreys-commencement-address/ Or watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWFieBGR7c