Why use RTL?Who is it for?What (really) is RTL?When do you use it?Where do you use RTL?How (Just The Details of RTL)
Why Use RTL?“The learning process requires not only hearing, seeing and association; it requires the ability to properly retrieve from the deep recesses of your mind at another time.” John Connor “It is important to emphasize that it is impossible for our brains to multitask” “Repetition is essential for learning to occur.” John MedinaRevelation Theory of Learning (RTL) provides the framework to optimize attention ofyour learners. Every attribute of the theory optimizes attention and facilitates learningfor long-term recall.Let me explain more significantly…
Who is RTL Meant For?NOTE: It is recognized as a Universal Design for Learning(UDL) Method; therefore,(1) It can be used by any technology-savvy instructor or (for that matter) anyone who wants to optimize instructional transfer (i.e. long term memory storage) and at the same time maximize attention of learners.(2) It can be used on any type of learner (i.e. from Kindergarten to graduate level learners; students with disabilities, students whose first language may not be the official language of their residency).
What is Revelation Theory of Learning (RTL)?(1) RTL is simply a teaching and learning method.(2) RTL is a multisensory method that integrates technology and the psychology of learning.(3) Remember, RTL is recognized as an Universal Design for Learning (UDL) method. Quite simply, it can be used for all ages and types of learners.
What is RTL?RTL is a multisensory instructional method thatsimply integrates technology with thepsychology of learning to optimize learning andattention. It is a brain-based approach tolearning.
Where can you use RTL?RTL can be used in any lecture hall, classroom orconference room that has some technologyintegration. Precisely…(1) A CPU (ideally with Internet connectivity).(2) For whole-class instruction, either a projection screen, SMART Table, SMART Board or T.V. Monitor.
When can you use RTL?Quite simply, I would ask when should you not use it?(1) RTL is free to use there is no cost for using it.(2) I believe the only time not to use it is when you are instructing in the fieldor laboratory or when no technology is available. However, even withouttechnology you will still need to employ the psychology aspect of RTL …(3) It is essential to create that Ideal Learning Environment (ILE) for whole-classor individualized instruction. However, why not learn the details of it so you can indeed use it…
How: REVELATION Theory of Learning (RTL) is so simple that even John Connor can use it…If you “seven” or divide the word REVELATION into 7 parts theword REVELATION will reveal the 7 attributes of the theory…R stands for the attribute repetition (optimized).EV stands for effective visuals and/or videos.EL stands for effective language (of delivery).A stands for association (associative learning).TI stands for technology (that is) interactive (and rapidly delivered)O stands for observation of learners (that is frequent)N stands for nonbiased presentation employing the Modern Socratic Method of Instruction.
“Repetition is essential for learning to occur.”R John Medina
“Vision is our primary sense.” EV Jacques Yves CousteauIf I asked you these questions;(1) What is a dog’s primary sense?(2) What is a bear’s primary sense?(3) What is John’s primary sense? No it’s not my stomach…Now I ask you this,(4) How many windows are in your house orapartment? Combien de fenêtres dans votre maison ?Keep in mind it is not the answer that I would like tofocus on; it is the journey to the answer that I wish todiscuss…
EL SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousPerhaps the best way to explain this is to place you in a contemplativescenario (CS).Have you ever been in a class where the instructor use a phrase or aword that you do not understand? I have… The students like myselfwould have a tendency to shut-down. A student like my better-half; thatwould be Kate, (probably similar to the way you are), tries to figure outthe meaning. Yet that takes time…Meanwhile, the instructor has moved on talking about the nextthoughts… I simply ask you this; how many students are currentlyfollowing/listening to the instructor in this scenario?
“If instructors can facilitate this connection (i.e. association) perhaps even provide the catalyst for association with their A learners; this will indeed yield an avalanche of learning.” John ConnorHere I will give you anexample; When Imention this phrase,thunderbird; what“comes to mind?”http://www.k-web.org/
“Technology when properly integrated in the classroom should be interactive, multisensory, and TI rapidly deployed.” John Connor(1) “Come with me” try this, that is “if you want to live”.”(2) Instruction in Associative Thinking(3) Interactive Example: Paris, France
Constant Observation of your learners so you may discern (without loss of momentum) what to do next to optimize understanding and attention (more or less like an orchestraO conductor) Learning time is only possible and significantly dependent on uninterrupted learners. Our brains were not designed for multitasking; it simply switches back and forth quite rapidly; yet the more signals coming at us the higher probability of error…
“It was not mere ignorance with which one had to contend, but ignorance mistaking itself for knowledge or false conceit of wisdom, a more stubborn and a more formidable foe.” Socrates NIntroduce your subject by asking questions. Questions will help yourlearners focus and begin to create an active mind (that is, an activemind on your task). Normally in most cases you should not tell yourlearners how to complete the task. Let their mind get involved so theyare contemplating. An active mind is amazingly brilliant…Here is an example…Let me ask you a question? How did you learn how to ride a bicycle?
John Connor Daytona State College (Daytona Beach Campus) Building 200/323 email@example.com://connorj.hubpages.com/ My FaceBook address is:http://www.facebook.com/jvconnor United States 386.506.3406 My book titled, Frames of Learning: RTL It can be ordered from this URL:www.kendallhunt.com/connor ISBN:978-1-4652-0882-8 40 U.S. dollars or the e-book is available for 32 U. S. dollars