Recently, I’ve doing some teaching to age groups I had never dealt with before. Both younger years and older years.
At times, it has been an initial sense of dread at the prospect of dealing with a situation I’m not used to. What tone do I use? How do I approach the lesson to get the best approach.
What has occurred is the realisation that I’m adapting and learning in these new environments myself and it’s a privilege to see a wider scope, and that is how learning takes place across a wider range and context and in doing so, helps me appreciate and connect everything with that bit more clarity.
Sometimes, the deep end is really uncomfortable, but the reward of learning new things means it’s worth that temporary discomfort.