Can you explain this again? πŸ€”πŸ’‘

Nov 05, 2021 6:34 pm


Friday thoughts...

I have a simple question for you. How many times do you need to explain a concept before someone "gets" it?




Replay back to this email with your answer.

Now think back to when you learned a valuable lesson or skill. Chances are, you didn't learn it after reading about it for the first time or hearing it from a friend (or taking an eLearning course 😁). It took different stories, analogies, and explanations for the lesson to sink in. Don't forget time too.

Change is hard. And the same is true for your learners.

So instead of racing through your content, explain your most important concepts in different ways.

  • Tell interesting/diverse stories that reveal important lessons.
  • Explore concepts from different angles.
  • Give interesting analogies.
  • Facilitate dialogue between learners.

We don't know when the "aha moment" will arrive for our learners. We don't know how many times it will take to spur our learners into action. And we don't know how long it will take them to internalize and grow their mastery.

But we can keep storytelling, expanding, and sharing anecdotes that help fit the pieces together.

Let me leave you with one final question.

If you had to choose between the teacher who instilled into you a few impactful lifelong lessons or the teacher who explained everything but nothing at the same time...who would you choose?


Brandon Cestrone

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