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Teaching Outside the Box. Delon F.P. Brennen, MD MPH Asst. Professor – Pediatrics / Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department of Pediatrics Morehouse School of Medicine. Why do we need to?. “They just don’t seem to be getting it” “They don’t work as hard as we used to” “They just don’t care”.

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Teaching outside the box

Teaching Outside the Box

Delon F.P. Brennen, MD MPH

Asst. Professor – Pediatrics / Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Morehouse School of Medicine


Why do we need to
Why do we need to?

  • “They just don’t seem to be getting it”

  • “They don’t work as hard as we used to”

  • “They just don’t care”



Learn differently
Learn Differently

  • Visual

  • Auditory

  • Kinesthetic


Visual learners
Visual Learners

  • WRITE IT

    • Provide written materials and exercises

    • Write key words on board or flip chart

    • Ask them to write a response

    • Use visuals or graphics

    • Ask them to be recorder in a group

    • Involve them through visual/spatial sense


Auditory learners
Auditory Learners

  • SAY IT

    • State the information

    • Ask learners to describe specific info

    • Provide discussion periods

    • Encourage questions

    • Foster small group participation

    • Not Just YOUR voice

      • Utilize audiovisuals and audio cassettes


Kinesthetic learners
Kinesthetic Learners

  • DEMONSTRATE IT

    • Demonstrate how a principle works

    • Ask them to practice the technique

    • Encourage underlining and highlighting key

    • Provide real-life simulations

    • Offer hands-on activities

    • Involve them physically

      • touch and feel, puzzles, crosswords, words on sheets of paper to arrange



Examples of techniques
Examples of Techniques?

  • Visual

    • Stand in a crowded area & observe small kids

  • Auditory

    • Recordings of heartbeats

    • Music

  • Kinesthetic

    • Taste-test medicines

    • Role play clinical scenarios


Wake up your students
Wake Up Your Students!

  • Self-Awareness

  • Question themselves


Stay in touch with reality
Stay in Touch With Reality

  • Build bridges to businesses/practices

    • Pharmacies/Medical Suppliers

    • Hospices

    • Psychiatric facilities

    • Schools

    • Social workers/DFACS

    • WIC

  • Encourage Social Consciousness


Make room for inspiration
Make Room for Inspiration

  • Go outside and walk/talk

  • Challenge learners to look at people/patients in new ways

  • Tolerate—and even embrace—failure.



Give your students what they need
Give your students what they need:

  • Skills

    Take it back to the old school


Listen
Listen!

  • Let them ask questions, without asking them one

  • Ask what they’re interested in, listen, then act accordingly


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