Friday, November 14, 2014

Instructor Voices Part 4: "What Makes a Good IBL Instructor?" (Video)

Here's the fourth episode in the Instructor Voices series on the AIBL channel.   This time just a quick take on what a handful of IBL instructors think about important attributes or skills of an effective teacher.

I'll add on to their good comments by saying that these aren't a complete list.  What goes into becoming a solid IBL teacher isn't the size of a sound bite.  If you're interested in taking the next steps, please consider attending the IBL Workshop in July 2015. Registration opens in January.

Careful listening, providing appropriate structure for exchanging ideas, restraint, patience, understanding the learning process, and compassionate joy.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Instructor Voices Part 3: Importance of Failure (Video)

In an earlier posts, I wrote about de-stigmatizing mistake.  Some of us are now  doing things (when appropriate) in our classes now to raise mistakes to their proper place in the learning (Productive Failure).  This post is a continuation of this theme.

Here's another short video of IBL instructors sharing their thoughts on the value of mistakes or getting stuck.  Thanks again to the interviewees for sharing their beautiful insights!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Instructor Voices Part 2: "Benefits to Students" (Video)

What is IBL's biggest benefit to students?  A groups of IBL instructors give us their perspectives.