Classroom broccoli: How lesson plans can help students learn to like difficult topics

On August 5, 2010, in General, How We Learn, Lesson Plans, by Nicole Lantz

A. Integrate choice into your lesson planning.
B. Plan activities in your lessons where students get a chance to see someone enjoying his or her work in that field.
C. Remember, everyone’s broccoli is different.

4 tips for good facilitation I learned from riding a bike

On May 16, 2010, in How We Learn, by Nicole Lantz

I watched my little guy learn how to ride a bike today. Note that I didn’t say that I taught my son how to ride a bike today. I suppose I can claim I facilitated it, and that’s simply the truth of teaching no matter what the subject.