[From the Creating Passion session]
Beginners to a given topic (TDD, BDD, NHibernate, whatever) should recognize the value of their own voices on that topic.
Brad from University of Phoenix complimented Jean-Paul on the quality of one of his webcasts, but lamented that it was at such a high level. We need a more introductory overview of the concepts. I would suggest to Brad (if I could get a word in edgewise, but that's my own problem) that Brad should make such a webcast.
Those who have just learned a concept, or are exploring and actively learning a new concept, are uniquely qualified to explain it to other beginners. You're close to and you still remember what was challenging about learning it, and what concepts you needed presented to you in what order.
As someone else in the session mentioned, when you are well versed in a philosophy, are a believer in a concept, you followed many steps to reach those conclusions. When you are teaching someone else, you can't present the final synopsis and expect them to ingest it and agree. You need to lead them down the same path.
Those who have most recently walked that path have the best memory of the steps, twists and turns, and points of interest. Beginners have a valuable perspective, and should feel encouraged to toss their voices into the fray. I am reminding myself in this as much as anyone else.