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.

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What Does Come Next?

How many times have you taught a lesson or made a presentation and have seen your participants “continue the conversation” after you had completed the activity? It does happen I know. But how often have you observed that?

The fact that it  likely  is a rare “sighting” may be attributed to several root causes. One obvious one is that students, as they scoot off home, to lunch, to an activity or another class haven’t the time to ponder the wonder(s) of a class whose ending has been characterized by a piercing signal that the class is over and whose subliminal message is that they  should shed their  thoughts at the classroom door before they enter the hallway. (more…)