How to be Sticky?• Teachers "Mission" is NOT that easy!• "When one bases his life on principles, 99% of decisions are already made" ~~~Anonymous• Use SUCCESS Principle by Chip & Dan Heath
Making Your Teaching •SIMPLE •UNEXPECTED •CONCRETE •CREDIBLE •EMOTIONAL •STORIES
SIMPLEFinding the Core of the Topic?• Find The Core• So much to teach...temptation to overload• Inverted pyramid model forces Teacher to prioritize
SIMPLEFinding the Core of the Topic?• Find The Core (Use Mind Map)• Challenge? Whats IN and Whats OUT
SIMPLEFinding the Core of the Topic?• Share The Core• Explain it as simply as you can...• How?• Anchor the CORE in concepts students already know (constructivism)
UNEXPECTED Getting Student Attention?• How?: Surprise!• Break the routine...• Use Gap Theory• Gap = What students know vs. What we want them know• OPEN the gap (CURIOSITY) & then FILL it (KNOWLEDGE)
CONCRETE How to make our ideas clear?• Clear ideas help Students Understand & Remember• Transform Abstract into Concrete Ideas• How?• Ground concepts using analogies and illustrations• Spend time thinking about these rather than the content!
CREDIBLE How to make them believe?• "Try before you buy" philosophy• Use evidence, statistics cleverly
EMOTIONAL How to get them care about our ideas?• Help Students Care & Feel (to take action)• Emotional element transforms analytical or abstract and hits the student in their gut
STORIES How to get them act on our ideas?• Get Students To Listen• Stories are attention grabbers• Create a repository of stories Who is the greatest?
The Villain of Sticky Teaching The Curse of Knowledge