Teach, Don’t Tell!

We learn and remember after one month…

  • 14% of what we hear.
  • 22% of what we see.
  • 30% of what we watch others do – demonstrations.
  • 42% of sensory redundancy – classroom rituals that repeat seeing, hearing, and doing important  skills or concepts.
  • 72% of “movies of the mind” – learning that is linked to remembered or imagined life experiences of the learner.
  • 83% of performance of a life-challenging activity – first-time or demanding action that applies the new learning.
  • 92% of what we teach others!       

Gary Phillips, Vancouver B.C., Canada

 

On your way to the classrom, ask yourself:

  • Why are you telling them this?
  • Why are you telling them this?
  • Why are you telling them this?