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BRAINSAREFUN FEARLESS FRIDAY BLOG – Brighter Futures With Reading and Math – Friday October 18, 2013

REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT 
RESTATE, RESTATE, RESTATE
RETELL, RETELL, RETELL

– from Rory Donaldson, Brainsarefun teacher

Can you imagine a great artist being told, "Stop repeating that passage. Stop restating that theme. Stop retelling that story?" Great artists know all about repeating, restating and retelling each part to mastery. Repetition is one of their greatest  tools. Sure, it can be frustrating to repeat to Little Billy for the 80th time, "Bill, for the …"

But whose fault is it that Little Bill or Little Betty isn't paying attention? Did they ever agree to pay attention? Great teaching starts with "cooperation" before tackling additional instruction.

"Repeat, repeat, repeat. Restate, restate, restate. Retell, retell, retell." This is one of the many Royal Roads to teaching excellence.

I'll keep telling you this.

Thanks,

Rory

 

Rory Donaldson

I flood kids with reading, math and study-skill success.