Commit to Writing A Thing’ - How to get Smarter

In How to Get Smarter

1 Commit to writing a thing. 2 Committing to writing a thing will make you research the thing. 3 Researching the thing involves reading what others have written about the thing.

And further down the line:

5 Trying some stuff out will likely create more questions than it does answer existing ones.

This is very good stuff. I have often thought the same about teaching: by trying to figure out how to teach something I have learned so much more about that thing, than I have learned during my studies.