“Some researchers used to believe that people had different learning styles — that some people are right brain and some are left brain: some are auditory and some are visual learners. There’s almost no credible evidence to support this view. Instead, we all flip back and forth between different methods, depending on context….
Within weeks, students forget 90 percent of the knowledge they learn in class anyway. The only point of being a teacher is to do more than impart facts; it’s to shape the way students perceive the world, to help a student absorb the rules of a discipline. The teachers who do that get remembered…
Much unconscious learning is done through imitation. She exhibited a way of thinking through a problem and then hoped her students participated along with her….
The pain of getting things wrong and the effort required to overcome error creates an emotional experience that helps burn things into the mind.”
Excerpt from The Social Animal
by David Brooks
Author and op-ed columnist for The NY Times
Teaching photography envelopes this message. In the photo school of hard knocks, you are forced to make mistakes and innovate to overcome obstacles.
It is Halloween weekend, a photographer’s playground. Have fun and feel free to upload a photo on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CherylMachatDorskindPhotography.
And by the way, if you would like some photo instruction, new classes begin at the online photo school, the Perfect Picture School of Photography next Friday, November 4th. I teach All About Color and Painting Photos. and personalized One On One classes. Four great courses to join me in study. In the one-on-one classes I’ll help you along with your holiday greeting cards and photographic gift item ideas.
Have a great weekend,
Cheryl Machat Dorskind