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Teach With Style by Lynn Hodges, Jim Teeters

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5

The Safe Instructor Style

 

  

Adults need to be in a comfortable, trust-filled learning environment to let go of the old and embrace the new. When adults feel accepted and know that their comfort zones are respected, they will drop their guards and relax. When they are certain they won’t be judged, they will be more comfortable making necessary growth-producing mistakes. The safe strategies and learning tactics in this chapter will help you design instruction so participants trust you, each other, and your instruction.

Safe strategies include the following:

  • Help participants feel at home.
  • Let participants know what to expect.
  • Help participants get acquainted.
  • Keep time commitments.
  • Build trust and openness.

Safe Strategy 16: Help Participants ...

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