MY Teaching Philosophy

my teaching philosophy

I believe that one understands a concept well enough only if they can explain it in the simplest possible manner to, say, a five-year old. It is only when one grasps the intuition behind a concept that they can teach it to somebody else. The method that I follow for this purpose is known as the Feynman Technique, named after the famous physicist Richard Feynman. The technique is as simple as the following four steps:

  • Pick a topic you want to understand and start studying it.
  • Pretend to teach your topic to a classroom.
  • Go back to the books when you get stuck.
  • Simplify and use analogies and real-life examples.

You can watch this interesting video to learn more about the method: