Instructors often use their past experiences as students to validate their decisions with current students. Could this be the biggest instructional mistake they make?
I was listening to a TED Talk by Celeste Headlee called “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.” Headlee is a journalist and radio host and knows a thing or two about reaching an audience.
What struck me was her Rule Number 6:
“Don’t equate your experience with [your audience’s]. It’s not the same. It is never the same. All experiences are individual.”
All experiences are individual.
That seems obvious, but instructors do this all the time – they use their past experiences as students to validate their instructional decisions with current students. Continue reading “Could This Be the Biggest Instructional Mistake Teachers Make?”