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"The best way to learn is to try and teach."

 

For thousands of years, people have known that the best way to understand a concept is to explain it to someone else.

 

“While we teach, we learn,” Seneca (Roman philosopher)

 

The Upside Down Academy is bringing this ancient wisdom up to date, by designing innovative ways for learners to engage in instruction.

 

Learners enlisted to tutor others work harder to...
- understand the material,
- recall it more accurately and
- apply it more effectively.

 

In what scientists have dubbed “the protégé effect,” these "student teachers" score higher on tests than learners who are learning only for their own sake.