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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 33. Teaching: Learn you want? Teach you must.

We’ve already talked about this topic in the chapters on the 10-step process, but I think this is such an important concept that it’s worth exploring in a little more detail. One of the greatest ways to learn—perhaps the only way to learn anything deeply—is to teach.

This profound truth is so frequently ignored because many people feel intimidated—and often unworthy—of trying to teach someone else. This chapter is all about getting over that fear, understanding just how valuable teaching is, and exploring some ways you can start teaching to begin reaping benefits in your learning experience.

I’m not a teacher

One of the most common excuses I hear when I tell developers they need to teach ...

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