Daily Prompt: Teachable Moment

You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?

All of the above, and it may take more than one time to get it to stick in my brain. I have to hear it, read it, watch someone else do it, then do it with someone watching and helping me. It its easy, I may catch on the first time, or at least well enough that I can read back over it and do it on my own.

That’s how I learn. πŸ™‚

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  1. After working in the public school system for 6 years, I can tell you the answer is Yes! Does anyone care? No. They just hustle them on through or force them to quit. That’s the experience I had at my local school system, but I can’t speak for all.

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  2. Oh me too – all.
    I’ve just spent 9 years teaching in a state primary school. In Scottish teacher training, there’s a lot of emphasis on different learning styles. I’d say we try hard to meet learning needs, though of course it’s a challenge if you have 30 seven year olds in one room!

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  3. I generally start by reading and often a good book is sufficient. It depends on the skill though as some watercolour techniques, for example, were only integrated by seeing someone else use them. Language is another example of books not being enough. It must be used to be learned.

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