“What are we going to do?” Firstly, tell them in a different way. Give them the BIG picture. To truly engage learners from the start you need to give them the big picture and an overview. This video gives you a brain friendly alternative way of doing this, as opposed to the usual PowerPoint slide with the typed-up bullet point Expectations and Learning Outcomes. It is a powerful explanation of the journey on which this library of videos is going to take you.
V.A.K.T Part 1
Identify and use all our ways of learning! Learn from a position of strength. This video explores the four perceptual styles of Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Tactile learners; and advocates that we aim to identify our main system when learning. We should then lead with this one, but to really extend and entrench learning, we need to use all four together. As educators we need to use all four in our delivery. This video helps to explain these perceptual styles so you, in turn, can explain them to your students.
Yes, you can remember a list of random words! It’s called pushing the grey matter. If you are prepared to actively participate in the fun offered by this video, you will blow your mind with the amount of information you can recall. Be aware you may need to close the door of your office. This video demonstrates the power of using all four Perceptual Styles together (VAKT).
V.A.K.T Part 2. Round Robin
Get all your group to share their ideas – not just the confident ones! Brainstorming is only one way to get groups thinking and sharing ideas. Very often it is nowhere near as good as we think it is. This video introduces you to a technique called the ‘Noisy Round Robin’. It harnesses the thoughts of everyone in the room, not just the confident few. Ways to engage all perceptual styles (VAKT) is the topic, and 82 ideas is the answer, in 8 minutes of work.
Set the brain up first – then teach! Flipped classrooms are a fantastic innovation to set the brain up first for the understanding of theory and before practical classes. They are simple and easy for both yourself to produce, and for your students to learn, using the resources that today’s technology offers. In this video Laurie explains what they are and how to develop them with your own content.
Left & Right Brain
Why our brain may influence our learning! Whilst we no longer talk about Left and Right Brain dominant learners because of recent studies in brain plasticity, this video module looks at Left and Right Brain tendencies. It is still extremely useful to look at Left and Right brain thinking and tendencies, as this has real implications for educators in the training environment. This video will help educators explain to their students some of the experiences they may have had in their schooling; and indeed, may very well be a liberation for them in their thinking about their own potential as learners.
Global Learners Rule – identify and give them what they need! This group is waiting to be blown out of the water. Global Learners are the biggest group of Learners but are the ones left behind by the traditional education system. There are some simple things you can do to really engage them and have them raving about their learning experience. This video will show you how to make your content relevant to Global Learners.
How to Study
Can your students study? Many students must still study for, and then sit, examinations. Yet very few students have been taught how to study using their unique learning approach. This video introduces you to six practical approaches that you might use yourself, or share with your students.