Frame Up New Ideas So Students Know What to Do with Them.
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When conveying a new &/or difficult idea, I always start at the 50,000 feet level to help learners get the big picture or lay of the land. We don’t know what we don’t know so it makes it hard for us to quickly process something we haven’t ever known before.  After the fly over, then you can start in with … more

Teaching a 1/2 step out of tune
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When teaching, never teach by giving your students a “fully tuned guitar” by giving them all the answers. Instead, twist the B string out of tune a 1/2 step and the A string out a whole step and watch your students HAVE TO get it back into tune before they can play with what you are saying. Watch ’em squirm… that’s when you know learning … more

Learning
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Learning is the same as changing.  We change when we learn (knowledge, beliefs, values, actions) All change brings loss.  Some times it is painful or humiliating, other times not so much. All loss brings some sort of grief.  Especially when a change affects the framework of all that we hold true. We mostly seek to avoid loss for mental, emotional, … more