No one likes to be told that they need to learn a lesson. That is not at all what the strategy of Teachable Moments is about. Teachable moments is an opportunity to purposefully grow and get better with each challenge or difficulty we face. When used on a regular basis, nothing seems impossible and we look forward to the future as opportunities for something better.
This video shows that difficulty and even failure is not an indicator of success in life:
Recognizing Teachable Moments
0 of 2 questions completed
You have already completed the exercise before. Hence you can not start it again.
Exercise is loading…
You must sign in or sign up to start the exercise.
You have to pass the previous Module’s exercise in order to start this exercise:
0 of 2 questions answered correctly
Time has elapsed
You have reached 0 of 0 point(s), (0)
Earned Point(s): 0 of 0, (0)
0 Essay(s) Pending (Possible Point(s): 0)
There are no points or scoring. Just complete or incomplete.
What are some personal examples of teachable moments you can share to illustrate the positive nature of the teachable moments strategy? Are there any videos, songs, pictures, quotes that capture the essence of teachable moments?
This response will be awarded full points automatically, but it will be reviewed and possibly adjusted after submission.
I found there were several classes I was required to take for my bachelor degree where I was not happy with the way the material or class was being taught (ie boring). After a while I realized that I would likely be teaching/training others in similar material – perhaps to my own employees one day. Instead of being miserable throughout the class, I decided to figure out ways to present the material in a more interesting way. For some professors I wrote a list of to do and what to avoid, and others were actual lesson plans. This helped me appreciate how difficult the subject matter is to teach and made the courses more interesting. I also had a game plan for the future that has actually been used!
How would you teach this differently with a small group vs a large group? How would you make this shorter or longer based on how much time you have? Does anything need to be adjusted for younger, older, family, co-workers, etc?
I would give people time to consider their latest challenge and go through the questions.