Learning to re-tie shoelaces
Posted June 7, 2011on:
You get all sorts of interesting and inspiring speakers at TED Talks. This old but recently featured one by Terry Moore almost seemed improptu. He showed everyone how to tie shoelaces.
Or rather, he urged his audience to relearn how to tie them. It was a slight change to the process but the result was more effective. I think I learnt how to tie laces this way from a LifeHacker article a while back.
Consider the way we teach. It’s easy to just teach the way we were taught and assume that what we do is effective. But sometimes someone can come along and show you more effective ways with the help of small tweaks.
That is why I like examining my teaching shoes often and thinking of more effective ways of tying my laces. This prevents me from tripping up!