Heart, head, hands
Posted January 21, 2015on:
I will share a strategy on how I design learning experiences and professional development opportunities for teachers and educators.
I appeal to the heart, head, and hands.
Teachers need to know why there is a need for a particular change at the beginning and it must be reinforced at the end. In between, there must be opportunity for sense-making and negotiating, and there are few substitutes for these outside of working with others and reflecting deeply.
Thoughts and feelings are fleeting so they must be recorded by hands-on activities. Such activities are also the most obvious to participants when it comes to recall and providing feedback. They serve as anchors to which a-ha or connect-the-dots moments are tethered.