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From Telling to Teaching - now in its 6th printing

If you are an adult educator or trainer and want want to start hearing less of yourself and more from your learners, this volume is for you.

The enthusiastic application of just one of the principles and practices described in this book will bring new energy to your teaching and more excitement from your learners.


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A client in a WIC program that is now incorporating a dialogue approach to its lessons, had this to say. "I'm not sure what you're doing now in these classes that's different, but please keep doing it!" From Telling to Teaching will have you knowing what you're doing and reaping the rewards.

From Telling to Teaching is not just another book filled with teaching techniques. It features in one volume:

  • The fundamental principles and practices of a learner-centered, dialogue approach to teaching that will raise all voices, not just yours.
  • A proven step-by-step lesson or workshop design model that will guide your designs and allow you to effectively teach what you know.
  • The basic facilitation skills that will help you implement this exciting approach to learning in the training room, meeting room, or classroom.
  • An accessible writing style that makes it appropriate for all levels of teachers and trainers.

Read these excerpts from Joye's book and decide for yourself if From Telling to Teaching speaks to you!

Your role as a teacher is to find as many ways as possible for your learners to show you how smart they are.

A learner-centered approach to education isn't just a matter of asking your learners, "what do you need so we can give it to you?" It is a balance of meeting your learners' needs while also providing valuable information in a format that is focused on them, energized by them and made personal by them. The teacher of a teacher-centered approach asks, 'what do I need to do to teach this topic?" The teacher in a learner-centered approach asks, "what do they need to do to learn this topic?"

In a learner-centered, dialogue approach to learning, your participants are thinking it and using it now, not in a hoped for future. I call this shifting from hope to evidence. A dialogue approach to learning means that the air will be filled with open questions and responses, that thoughts will be set in motion by words, that through conversation and wondering, adult learners will decide for themselves the meaning of new information and its importance to them. A monologue approach implies one voice - the teacher's - and right or wrong and recall questions with the meaning already determined.

Sometimes the hardest part of learning design is deciding what to leave in and what to leave out. It seems that we suffer from too much information and a reluctance to whittle it down…We much prefer 'covering information.'

Thousands of educators and their organizations have experienced firsthand the excitement and energy of Joye's approach to adult learning. Now you can tap into that energy by adding From Telling to Teaching to your work and your life. Click here to Order Online.

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