"You are not rich until you have something money cannot buy."
I love antiques or even objects that are found in a garage sale, because these types of objects cannot be found in high street stores and they are unique, this is what makes them priceless. In the same sense there are traditional methods of instruction with regards to teaching and learning that are irreplaceable. On this page I will be sharing these methods, and updating this page on a regular basis.
Methods of Instruction that lead to inquiry
This method is derived from Human Memory Research. Do you remember when a teacher / professor / educator was talking about a subject and then decided to share a personal experience? This is exactly what an interlaced discussion is. It is the act of combining semantic memory, with episodic memory.
Semantic Memory - Facts based Episodic Memory - events, narratives related to personal experience.
When in the process of teaching a new piece of knowledge, try to combine it with a relatable personal experience this will assist students to remember the new piece of information. This is an ancient teaching practice, as we are combining facts, that are rich with images, this assists learning.
Use of Margins Have you ever read a book, and thought wow, what a great point, or had a question about what you were reading, or a point of not understanding? The margins are a great space to jot down points for reference. we are all human beings, we tend to forget. Taking notes, adding points, thoughts, whilst reading are a great way to remember.
The margins, also act as a space to pause, or take a breaks from readings or texts. This is key as it helps to re-emphasize topics that were important in the material.