NaBloPoMo for December 5, 2012

NaBloPoMo Question of the Day
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Do you enjoy teaching others?
Talk about a time you taught someone how to do something.

Yes, I think I do enjoy teaching! Well, I am a mom, so teaching sort of comes with the territory and isn’t as much fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love parenting J5. He’s an awesome kid.

Teaching adults is a bit different. My current job is Customer Relations Manager (which includes Tier 2 Technical Support). I think I teach others to do something new pretty much every day. I think I love to teach people to use a new technology most of all. There’s a light bulb moment that I work very hard to find. There’s nothing like seeing eyes light up, and then this sort of scanning-thinking-brainstorming look on their face when you can tell that all these new possibilities start flooding in on how they can use what they just learned. I live for that moment.

I remember the first taste of that tutoring friends in High School in Geometry and Algebra. Just working slowly through problems until that ah-ha moment came. It was then that I was hooked. I guess I really am blessed to be able to do that now as part of my career.