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How to Teach Others
Harry van Bommel
The best way to learn is to help other people learn.
This short book on teaching others is designed to help experienced and beginning teachers, educators, facilitators, instructors, and content providers. Whatever the learning
situation, the goal is the same – to provide a learning place and framework that allows learners to acquire knowledge and skills for professional and personal development.
This book presents practical information on adult learner characteristics and learning styles, and the design, teaching and evaluation of programs -- the basic building
blocks of any teaching program.
The key is to begin with an understanding a few fundamental learning principles:
1. Learners are their own best experts.
2. Learners are competent in their learning and all benefit from having that learning respected and helped.
3. Learners learn best when they are responsible for their own learning.
4. Learners need an opportunity to learn at their own pace and for their own reasons.
5. Learners need information that is flexible enough for them to adapt so they can incorporate their own learning style and cultural, religious, and economic beliefs and
Harry van Bommel has been teaching these and other skills for over 25 years. His use of accelerated learning techniques, music, his own songs, audio-visual materials and
humor make him an exciting, dynamic and successful teacher and conference speaker.
104 pages, 5 x 8 inches, ISBN 1-55307-018-6, $15 eBook, $20 paperback
Table of Contents
For Beginning Trainers
EXERCISE #1 - How You Learn
Principles of Adult Learning
EXERCISE #2 - Characteristics of Adult Learners
EXERCISE #3 - Designing Programs
Facilitating the Program
A Quick Overview of the Program
Different Ways of Presenting Information
Taking a Risk
When Participants Challenge You
Teaching with Other Trainers
Audio Visual Tools
Appendix 1: Program Bookings
Training Program Requirements
Appendix 2: Teaching Styles
The workshop was extremely enjoyable due to the fast-paced, multi-faceted approach to learning. Never have so many learned so much in what seemed like the blink of an eye.
Not many one-day seminars have left me so energized. Harry's interactive approach works!
A great day of laughing and learning. What a shot in the arm!
Excellent, inspiring, challenging, thought provoking. Love to hear him more.
Speaking from the heart as well as from knowledge. He is very convincing, vibrant, uplifting.
What a wonderful man! Thank you for this opportunity to hear him.
Harry van Bommel was a skillful instructor and I was struck by his creative style of presentation, mixing in humor, music and song, video and audio. Bottom line-- the
learning was fun!
It was "invigorating" to hear you speak with so much enthusiasm. The humanity that you bring to your discussions is wonderful. Often speakers will "lecture" with knowledge
but miss the compassion. Not you!!
Everyone should have Harry's influence and guidance. Excellent presenter.
A first-rate teacher with a sense of humor and a real interest in what he is doing. I may even take the course again.