It's too easy to point out Confucius' saying that ends with "I do and I understand". But it's also true! Learners must be highly involved in experiential teaching strategies to be successful 21st century citizens.

Archive for January, 2012

Choose and Choose Wisely IV

We can get to all the good reasons why but this post will crown off the cautionary red flags to weigh before coming over to “our side”.

Teachers need to be comfortable in their new role.

Wiser words were never spoken!

In this case I am secure in saying that this is true for any new strategy that a teacher may be willing to include in her arsenal. Here are some reasons for this

1. It takes about seven applications before a change can become part of a teacher’s comfort zone. (more…)

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Choose and Choose Wisely III

Oh I promise that I will give you more reasons TO use simulations and experiential experience than not to use them, let’s continue get the yes-buts out of the way.
The next two were:
  • Some things just are not worthy of or do not lend themselves to simulation and role play strategies
  • In order for an experiential strategy to be worthy for a content area or skills domain the teacher must carefully reduce the area’s content of skill to a simple but comprehensive model.

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