Learn... Practice... Teach! Learn something. Try it out ... practice it. Stay with it... see it through good and bad times ... complete something... Care ... if you care enough, you can make a difference in your life and other people's lives... share your journey and teach what you have learned. Keep Learning; Keep Practicing; Keep Teaching.
A concept or an idea wrapped in a story -- using your personal story if possible -- is powerful... it helps build the idea -- piece by piece -- in your student's mind. Follow that up with a metaphor to create that 'Aha!' moment. Your students got stories of their own that is related to the topic as well... have them go at it -- have them tell their stories to the class -- as part of their 'Teach Back'.
Teaching back a subject is the best way of learning it... and retaining it. Study it. Practice it. Teach it. I love teaching... the more I teach the more I learn... the more I study the more my practice is... and goes in circles snowballing into something huge and beautiful. Likewise for my students... they teach back... it is what you say and do that make the learning memorable and fun! Happy Back To School, kids!!!