Giving clear instructions is a challenge.
Whether you teach children or adults, you know how important clear instructions are. No matter what the subject or what the audience is, you’ve learned that the success of any activity is all in the instructions. Without clear instructions, at best, there's a lot of confusion as students figure out what they are supposed to do. At worst, chaos begins to brew, and not a lot of learning is happening. This is not ideal, especially if you spent time preparing a labor intensive activity.
Here are 7 key steps that any instructor can follow to minimize classroom confusion and maximize student success......