Chapter 13

Give Effective Explanations

The Importance of Explanations

What Is a Principled Explanation?

Incorporate Questions

Incorporate Relevant Visuals

Incorporate Examples and Models

Engage Learners in Your Examples

Leverage Social Presence

Keep Explanations Concise and Focused

When to Provide Explanations

Applying Evidence-Based Techniques to Your Explanations


Since the first edition of this book, YouTube has become the go-to resource for explanations for individual learning and reference. Given the prevalence of explanations, building evidence-based methods into explanations is critical.

Do you watch YouTube to learn skills or look up information? It would take you close to 200,000 years to watch the 7 billion videos on YouTube. Thirty ...

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