Today I learned about Bloom’s taxonomy as presented in How to Teach Anything: Break Down Complex Topics and Explain with Clarity, While Keeping Engagement and Motivation:
- Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long‐term memory.
- Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.
- Carrying out or using a procedure for executing or implementing.
- Breaking material into constituent parts and determining how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose through differentiating, organizing, and attributing.
- Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.
- Putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.
In How to Teach Anything: Break Down Complex Topics and Explain with Clarity, While Keeping Engagement and Motivation I learned about the SQ3R method, wherein “American educator Francis P. Robinson developed a method meant to help students really get the most comprehension from the texts they’re assigned—and, ergo, the subject they’re studying. Robinson sought a way to make reading more active, helping readers by creating dynamic engagement with books so the information stuck in their minds.”:
I’m reading How to Teach Anything: Break Down Complex Topics and Explain with Clarity, While Keeping Engagement and Motivation and I learned about the Feynman technique:
- Step One: Choose your concept.
- Step Two: Write down an explanation of the concept in plain English.
- Step Three: Find your blind spots.
- Step Four: Use an analogy.
- WHITE HAT
- neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figures
- RED HAT
- the emotional view
- YELLOW HAT
- sunny and positive
- BLACK HAT
- careful and cautious
- GREEN HAT
- associated with fertile growth, creativity, and new ideas
- BLUE HAT
- cool, the color of the sky, above everything else-the organizing hat
I think the fable of The Scorpion and the Frog is worth knowing.