My First Teaching Experience

On the International Day of the Girl Child, I was invited to participate in a humanitarian mapping event at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS.

At the event, I got to show graduate students how to use Mapswipe.

I learned a lot from this experience.

First, I learned how important it is to make sure that you are prepared when you teach others how to map.

For example, you need to make sure that you bring all of the right materials with you. This includes your iPad.

Second, it taught me how important it is to make sure that your students are prepared when you teach others how to map.

For example, they need to have installed the right applications on their smart phones or tablets before you start teaching.

Third, I learned how important it is to make sure that you don't say anything wrong when you teach others how to map.

For example, lots of people can make lots of mistakes if you say the wrong thing when you are teaching others how to map.

Fourth, it taught me how important it is to think about safety when you teach others how to map.

For example, you want to make sure that the people are safe and the location is safe when you are teaching others to map - especially if they are older than you.

Fifth, I learned that girls become more independent when they share what they learn in Girlguiding.

For example, you have to be  really independent to talk in front of people at a mapathon.

After helping SAIS YouthMappers, I think that the most important thing that I learned was that it's really hard always be right when you are a teacher!