You may know by now that I am obsessed with figuring out how we can help students become more active (and, therefore, more effective) learners…and I want to share a bit about that with you today!
Would it surprise you if I said that one of the keys to this is to help teachers become more active learners?
In my course, the Art of Inspiring Students to Study Strategically, I teach teachers several anti-boring tools they can use to make learning more fun and more active for their students. AND, most important, I ask them to practice using those tools in their learning…and then to share them with their students before they feel their grasp of the new material is “perfect.”
Sound a bit scary? Yes, it can be!
Watch today’s video to see how one teacher rose to this challenge beautifully and hear her thoughts on the effects it had on her students.
At just under 10 minutes, this video is a bit longer than my usual, but I hope you’ll think it’s worth the investment of your time.
Check it out here:
What do you think? Are you willing to show up imperfectly as a teacher or as a parent and learn alongside your students? What do you anticipate the results of that might be?
If you’re willing to experiment with this or have any questions, please hit reply and let me know!