If you ask a random person on the street what it means 'to teach', they would probably say that a teacher's job is to get students to understand the topics being taught. Many individuals both in and out of the teaching profession think back to their own teachers as they consider what it means to teach. When I look back at the teachers that I had throughout my educational career, the ones who stand out were the ones who empowered me to learn on my own. In other words, they were great facilitators of learning. With this in mind, I've created an article that looks at this important role of teachers and provides strategies on how to facilitate learning.