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Friday, February 25 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Great Minds Think Alike – or Do They?!

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While nobody knows exactly where this “aphorism” comes from, today we use it in a self-deprecating, usually humorous way, when we realise that our “mind” has come to the same conclusion as our conversation partners. For educators, such declaration could describe two teaching methods that result in similar responses in our learners, as they acquire a similar piece of knowledge. But while the “minds” may think alike, many times, the path used to get to the same result is different. For instance, we may think that learning to spell correctly can only be done by incessant repetition, endless dictation or diction practice. The same result can also be achieved by reading extensively or by listening to audio books, while reading along. The scope of the activity is the same, but the path to achieve it is different.
In this session, Maria will demonstrate different ways to teach the same topic, using different paths, with similar results. Taken from her extensive teaching career and the most recent studies in teaching methodology and pedagogy, she will address the question of teaching styles and learning styles and how we can adapt our teaching so that we address the individual needs of our learners, at the same time catering to the entire group.

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Maria (MD) Millar

MD Millar Publishing
A retired teacher, with over 25 years of teaching experience in public schools, settlement agencies and for international students, Maria is an experienced instructor, facilitator and trainer, who has been providing professional development and training sessions to organisations like... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
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