Make sure the learning is active AND
Bring energy: An energized presenter means an
Provide education that is relevant, practical,
Combine the head and the heart by using emotions
Include an experiential component in your teaching
Integrate new technology (e.g., simulation) and
new methodologies (e.g., flipped classroom).
Embrace the power of one-on-one coaching.
Interprofessional learning helps highlight
different backgrounds and perspectives.
Teach in a “no-blame” culture; ensure your
environment is safe and respectful.
Be sure to build in time for reflection,
feedback, and evaluation.
Be overly didactic or read from your slides.
End an educational experience without clear next
Think that technical has to mean boring.
Forget to bring energy as an instructor.
Subject learners to death by PowerPoint.
Forget about stories when you’re teaching
Include too much information in a session.
Create isolation, fear, or shame.
Assume everyone learns the same way.
Forget to put yourself in your learners’ shoes.
What would you add? What made your last educational
experience good or bad? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
-- Mike Briddon, Senior Managing Editor