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Reach then teach 1

Posted on: January 12, 2015

One of the messages I try to deliver at talks is: You can’t teach them if you can’t reach them.

This Vimeo video illustrates that in a story.

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Without spoiling too much, the protagonist fails to connect with a love interest because she uses a conventional but ineffective method. She learns a whole new language to make that connection.

The same could be said about teachers who truly wish to educate their students. They must reach their students first. If they do not, they might as well be talking to brick walls.

They must not teach as they were taught. They must learn a new language, one that is enabled by various technologies, in order to reach first, and teach second.

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