Originally Posted by nolo
I wonder if we fail to connect sometimes because we only use one communication channel to talk to students, the Technique Channel, where some students may be dialed into the Fun Channel or the Style Channel or the Wanna Go There Channel...Anyway, I'd like to promote the radical notion that ski lessons can be about more than technique (aka Weems's POWER corner of the Diamond).
This is from a very old PSIA Document, "The 10 instructional paradoxes" by Dr. Richard Farson...
1. People learn most when they are talking, not when they are listening
2. More of certain types of learning can take place when one tries not to teach.
3. Some things are learn-able, but not teachable.
4. Everything we try works.
5. What is true for children is probably true for adults too.
6. We think we learn from our failures and other peoples successes, but it is the other way around.
7. We grow from calamities, not from virtues.
8. Don't try to improve people, improve the situation.
9. Students can learn more from each other than from the teacher.
10. We learn to ski in the summer and swim in the winter.People Generally Remember10% of what they READ20% of what they HEAR30% of what they SEE50% of what they SEE and HEAR70% of what they SAY or WRITE90% of what they DO!