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How We Teach

Teaching EDGE This is the second post in a 4-part series about how we learn. In the first post, I specifically discussed the four steps that everyone goes through when learning something new. To recap, they are:

Unconscious incompetence: You don't know what you don't knowConscious incompetence: You understand what you don't know and want to learnConscious competence: You start to understand, with effortUnconscious competence: You internalize your understanding and no longer have to thing about it. You just "get it."
In this post, I am going to discuss how to teach students at each step of the process. The techniques used will vary, depending on where a given student is. Please note, you don't have to be a professional teacher to understand and use these techniques. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, a manager, or even a student yourself, understanding these techniques can make you better at what you do.

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