Jan 29, 2014

The Big Secret to Kids Remembering Your Lesson

Do you want kid's to remember what you teach?  Here's the secret.  Teach one simple truth per lesson.  If you teach several things during a lesson, the result will be loss of memory.  If you teach one thing, the result will be truth retention.

Simplicity takes intentionality.  The natural bent is to try to cram as much information into a lesson as possible. Rabbit trails beckon.

Resist the urge. Great communicators with kids (and adults) know how to drive one key truth home. This is not "shallow" teaching, this is "focused" teaching.

Instead of sharing several truths in one way, share one truth on several ways.

This one step will move what you teach from kids' short term memory to their long term memory.

1 comments:

The other option is to let kids discover something rather than them remembering what you have to say.

Post a Comment