Today I’m reviewing the skills that are directly transferable from teaching to instructional design. And there are a lot of them!
I am sure you have heard the saying, Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.
This comes from a stage play in 1905 by George Bernard Shaw called Man and Superman. It is a terrible mindset that teaching is a place for those who can’t make it in “the real world”.
I heard this so often in the later years of high school and all throughout college as I prepared to become a teacher. It made me question my choice many times. And it is perpetuated over and over as teachers are continued to be portrayed as lesser than most other professional positions.
But the truth is, teachers are super prepared for so many other roles, especially instructional design.
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