Non-Fiction / Learning
This book gives tips and techniques for engaging students and gaining their interest. Relationships, student investment, structure, delivery, flexibility and focus are all critical to helping students understand quickly and easily – and remember what they have learned. It looks at why teaching is the best way to learn, why being informal works better, why presentation is key, why a curriculum should not be rigid… and much more.
Involve Me also takes a deeper look at why these techniques get results, and gives examples taken from real world training that can be applied to any teaching situation effectively – with students from many different cultures and countries. Whether you train intensively in IT, or teach in a school, you can benefit from using these techniques to help people become interested and invested in any subject.
For someone to truly learn a subject, they must be interested and inspired.
In the East, Confucius is noted as having said, “Tell me, and I will forget; Show me, and I may remember; Involve me, and I will understand” in ancient China. In the West, Mentor was a trusted and wise advisor in ancient Greece. Both represent a simple and effective teaching technique, yet it is not used enough in the modern world. In business, in school, all too often policy, tools, or presentation limit learning for both teachers and students, or trainers do not invest the time and passion they should with their students.
Involve Me is teaching with a difference. More than ever before we are learning new things every day in a world full of information, but it is rarely effective either in professional business or at school. Why aren’t courses effective? Why don’t students retain information easily? How can you engage the class?
Mentor students in a relaxed and intuitive fashion, work with them, inspire them, and involve them… and they will understand.