Understanding Your Students and How They Learn
Whenever we prepare an oral presentation, a publication, or even a letter, the first issue we think about is our audience. The person or people for whom we intend our message influence our content, format, organization, sentence structure, and word choice. The same holds true in teaching. The nature of our students, their academic preparation, aspirations, and cognitive development, affects our choices of what and how to teach. We need to think of our job not as teaching art, biology, English, history, math, psychology, and so on but as teaching students.