Category Archives: Effective Teaching

Engaging Participants in Group Discussion

Melissa Cater, PhD Have you ever had a group of participants who just didn’t want to engage in group discussion? Or maybe there were those individuals in the group who just dominated the conversation? I was fortunate enough to attend … Continue reading

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Making learning fun: Using learning activities to reinforce key ideas

Debra Davis, PhD In Extension, we are lifelong learners and we provide learning opportunities for people at every stage of the age spectrum—children, youth, adults and seniors. In order to be effective at this, we must have a variety of … Continue reading

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Extension Educators as Change Agents: Riding the Adoption Curve

Debra Davis, PhD Do you ever feel like you teach and teach and teach and yet nobody seems to get it? What’s up with that? It could be lots of different things—it could be the subject, it could be your … Continue reading

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Incorporating Learning Styles into Program Design

Melissa Cater, PhD Most of us have a preferred way of learning, or learning style. I am a self-described visual learner. I am better able to comprehend information when it is presented visually, as opposed to listening to a lecture … Continue reading

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Improving Questioning Skills to Stimulate Learning

Melissa Cater, PhD Educators use a variety of presentation skills to spark learner interest and engagement. One of the most commonly used techniques is to pose a question to the group at large. The resulting dialogue among educators and learners … Continue reading

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