Goodbye TMI, Hello LIM (Less is More)

Too much information (TMI), or information overload, is a spot many curriculum designers find themselves in when preparing for a new workshop or course; even the most experienced person can hit TMI when he or she is taking on a new teaching topic. Sometimes before we are ready and able to narrow down the content we're using […]

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4 Simple Suggestions for Better Meetings

I’m the president of a non-profit board of trustees and before I took the helm our meetings were primarily show-and-tell sessions:  the director showed and told and we sat passively and listened, contributing ideas when we were asked. That was then.  Fast-forward to now. I remember the moment when, after months spent introducing some SUREFire […]

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10 Tips for Using Visuals

Visuals are critical for any learning event because visual learners need information offered to them in this way. However, “more visuals” do not necessarily mean “more learning.” Here are 10 things to remember:   Visual learners need to see new content. When possible present information visually and with words. All learners need to see and […]

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The Art of Facilitation:  Learning Preferences

As teachers, and as learners, it’s important that we intentionally pay attention to the different ways our students learn. There are multiple models of learning styles that can aid us in crafting our learning tasks, or our HOW (in Dialogue Education parlance), to tap into a learner’s most facile way of learning. One dynamic that is crucial in opening the […]

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