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Writing, Workshops, and Talks (big picture)

Some notes on the big picture side of presenting ideas.

A, B, C

  • Asking: the statement or action you’re asking for.
  • Becausing: the data and facts that explain why.
  • Convincing: the response to anticipated challenges.

Four phases of learning

  • Preparation
    • Interest. Positive feelings, optimal state for learning.
  • Presentation
    • Encounter. Interesting, enjoyable, relevant, multi-sensory.
  • Practice
    • Integration. Incorporate new knowledge.
  • Performance
    • Application. Apply and extend knowledge.

Ingredients of Accelerated Learning

  • Somatic
    • moving and doing
  • Auditory
    • talking and hearing
  • Visual
    • observing and picturing
  • Intellectual
    • problem-solving and reflecting

Better > Worse

  • Movement > Sitting
  • Talking > Listening
  • Images > Words
  • Writing > Reading
  • Shorter > Longer
  • Different > Same

Training From The Back Of The Room

  • Connections
    • to each other
    • to the topic
    • to learning goals and outcomes
  • Concepts
    • Teach only the need to know information
    • Use graphic organisers
    • Include 1 minute reviews
  • Concrete Practice
    • Mistakes are allowed (expected!)
  • Celebrations

Motivate change

  • Direct the Rider
  • Motivate the Elephant
  • Shape the Path

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