Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What Do You Need?

In The simple but difficult marketing flip from Seth Godin's Blog, Seth Godin states,

“From, “Pay attention, I want you to buy what I made.”
“I’ve been paying attention, and I think I can offer you what you want.””

I have changed the way I teach from the way I was originally taught.

Some people describe this as to whether the information is pushed or pulled.

When I first started teaching, there was an emphasis on pushing information out to students. Teachers were encouraged to share their knowledge. I wanted students to learn what I thought was important for them to know. By learning the information I felt was important, I had hoped that they would have a rich and successful future.

In today’s world, students are not responding to the information that is being pushed at them.

I have learned to find out what students already know and help them discover what information they need to know. When they find out that there is a reason for knowing this information, they are more receptive to learning it.

Sometimes students don’t know what they don’t know yet. It is this time that I have to them on their journey of exploration so they can find out what direction they want to go. Once they determine where they want to go, I can help them learn what they want to know.

Before long, students are excited about learning when they are interested in the topic. They become curious and want to know more. This thirst for more knowledge will encourage them to seek answers.

By giving students help where they need, it will improve classroom behavior and help keep students engaged.

When students are learning things that they believe will help them in the future, there is a higher chance of their success in the real world.

How has your teaching changed? Do you push information or do you let the students pull the information? Why? Please share.

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