Teach Like Learners Learn


As a teacher, I wish I had known someone who could show me how to teach like learners learn. That would have saved me and students in my classes many trial-and-errors (TAEs) and uncounted TAEs for their students. Analyses of learning through over a century of experimental behavioral and social research have given us descriptions of the simplicity and elegance of learning. This narrative introduces links between these descriptions and learning from teaching.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.