7 Principles for Better Teaching

7 Principles for Better Teaching

“(There is a) remarkable asymmetry between the ways our mind treats information that is currently available and information we do not have. An essential design feature of the associative machine is that it represents only activated ideas. Information that is not retrieved (even unconsciously) from memory might as well not exist.— Daniel Kahneman

 

If there is one single element at the core of teaching and learning it is the capacity to retain learning, information, and knowledge over time. Teachers need to foster it, and students need to master it.

 

The following principles make for better teaching because they focus on effective learning experiences that facilitate retention of learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How well and how consistently do you teach for retention?


Israel Galindo is Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning at the Columbia Theological Seminary. He directs the Pastoral Excellence Program at Columbia seminary. He is the author of the bestseller, The Hidden Lives of Congregations (Alban), Perspectives on Congregational Leadership (Educational Consultants), and A Family Genogram Workbook (Educational Consultants), with Elaine Boomer & Don Reagan, and Leadership in Ministry: Bowen Theory in the Congregational Context.

His books on education include Academic Leadership: Practical Wisdom for Deans and Administartors, Mastering the Art of Instruction,The Craft of Christian Teaching (Judson), How to be the Best Christian Study Group Leader (Judson), and Planning for Christian Education Formation (Chalice Press).

 

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