The power of “Talk”

Julie Coates published an article about Gen Y and in her section that provides tips on teaching Gen Y’s she points out that talk is essential in learning. Julie encourages teachers to develop activities that will promote verbal exchange of information. I remember repeating words and sentences over and over trying to memorize them for tests. It has been shown that when we verbalize/talk we convert the information more quickly to long term memory. As an instructor I highly value the benefits of discussion. Below is a link with some interesting discussion tips.

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/structuring-discussions-online-and-face-to-face/

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About Karin Potgieter

Originally from South Africa, I have been privileged to enjoy the beautiful lifestyle of Canada. My career in Early Childhood Education has been motivating, ranging from the endearing relationships with the children and families of the Preschool that I owned to the inspirational interactions with my students as instructor of the Early Childhood Education Certificate Program. My qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education Certificate, Provincial Instructors Diploma and en route to completing the Certificate in Online/eLearning Instruction.
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