Many of you who have attended my workshops or presentations have heard me talk about my homeschooling experiences. Having completed the first half of high-school chemistry with my three oldest, here is what I have learned:
1. Age or tenure is not a measure of competency – I have three children taking this class. Only one is officially in the “High-school” Chemistry age group.
2. Those who aren’t asking questions aren’t learning.
3. Memorizing without understanding results in short term recall at best. This cannot be applied to real-life situations.
4. If the instructor isn’t learning more than the students, a new instructor is needed.
5. If the students are failing, a new tact of teaching is required.
6. Pontificating about any subject is of little value to anyone – rather it’s a demonstration of arrogance.
7. If the listeners appear to be bored…they are.
How can we learn from this when addressing those that we lead or sell to?