Linked: You Can’t Wing Virtual Instruction
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Linked: You Can’t Wing Virtual Instruction

I would slightly disagree with David’s headline here, I don’t believe you should “wing” any instruction, but I digress. What is true is that there are very few people who’ve done online instruction, especially with video on, often enough to have reached the same point that some of us might have been with in-person presentations,…

Linked: Presentation Skills: Tips for Writing Your Own Introduction
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Linked: Presentation Skills: Tips for Writing Your Own Introduction

You know what? This is something that, no matter how many times I’ve done presentations or been asked to write an introduction of myself for a company site, or to include in an RFP, I absolutely hate. Mostly because I’m not good at it and don’t like talking about myself. But maybe, I am going…

Public Speaking Reminder – It’s What You Teach People That Matters

Public Speaking Reminder – It’s What You Teach People That Matters

Earlier this week, I shared a TedTalk video from YouTube about stalkerware. If you clicked over and watch it on the actual YouTube page, you may have noticed a number of comments about how nervous Eva seemed giving it, or if you watched it you may nave even thought that she didn’t appear to be…

With Everyone On Coronavirus Lockdown, Here are Lessons From 5 Years of Online Classes

With Everyone On Coronavirus Lockdown, Here are Lessons From 5 Years of Online Classes

So, your school, work, etc. is sending everyone in to quarantine and you’re being asked to conduct classes online. Before you set off into the world of online teaching, let me give you some pointers on teaching a class entirely online for those of you who’ve never had to do that before. As a software…

Do We Teach The Wrong Math?
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Do We Teach The Wrong Math?

I’ve been catching up with some older podcasts that I’ve been meaning to listen to lately, and one of them was a Freakonomics episode entitled “America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up” In it, Steve Levitt posits that the math we teach in high school is outdated, and unnecessary in today’s modern age of technology, and…

Linked: Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time
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Linked: Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time

Some interesting things to consider from this research for training, and your own career. Making mistakes, and getting things wrong, 15% of the time might actually be better for learning. Do you have the freedom to make that many mistakes in your job? Or, in a training situation, are you challenging students enough that they…