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Great Video Lessons from Great Teachers

Great Video Lessons from Great Teachers

Handling difficult behaviors Patience: The first step to deal effectively with inappropriate behavior is to show patience. This often means you'll need to take a cooling period before you say or do something you just might regret. This may involve having the child/student sitting in a time out or alone until you're ready to deal effectively with the inappropriate behavior. Be Democratic: Children need choice. Understand The Purpose: Why is the child/student misbehaving? Avoid Power Struggles: In a power struggle, nobody wins. Do the Opposite of What They Expect: When a child/student misbehaves, they often anticipate your response. Find Something Positive: For students or children who regularly misbehave, it can be very difficult to find something positive to say. Don't Be Bossy - This Too is Bad Modeling: Bossiness usually ends up with students seeking revenge. Sense of Belonging: When students or children don't feel that they belong, the result is usually the display of unacceptable behavior. Up, Down Then Up Again:

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners Recently I spent the day at the beach watching people learning to surf. One of the people learning to surf was a blind girl. It was very inspiring as she learned to balance on the board. She probably fell off of the surfboard a few dozen times before she successfully stood and balanced on it. Learning is a funny thing. E-learning courses are an intrusion to the natural learning process. But in an elearning course, I have a room and equipment that is always available. Adult Learners Don’t Like to Fail Going back to the blind surfer, it takes a lot to fall down and continue getting up. Elearning presents a great opportunity to let people fail (or practice becoming successful) in private and in a safe environment. As learners, our culture conditions us to avoid failure. Embrace the Learning Process Here are some things to consider when building elearning courses: Set clear expectations and objectives. Focus on that part of it and you’ll build good elearning courses. Tidbits:

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