Terrific T6 talks – The Problem Learner

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Exercise: Reflect on the type of student that annoys/clashes with you. What type of student do you have no idea how to work with? Generally teachers avoid voicing negative feelings towards learners, but in truth there will always be a student that pushes your understanding, patience and goodwill to the limit. How do you deal? Here are some hopefully helpful tips. Understanding Problem Learners Generally, two kinds of problems exist with learners – …

Terrific T6 talks – Giving Feedback

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Most educators know how to give feedback using the “SH#T Sandwich Technique” [Good points followed by bad points followed by a “there’s still hope for the future” statement]. Here’s a great link by the Alberta Rural Physicians Action Plan that provides concise and high-quality teaching tools for clinicians including how to give effective feedback.[bookmark this site] Feedback and the Learning cycle: Learners exist in a cycle of competence. You need to know where …

Terrific T6 talks – Teaching Clinical Reasoning

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The SNAPPS approach Unsatisfied with teaching historically “passive” learners in the outpatient context, Wopaw and co[ Link ] created this paradigm. They believed that it would allow more engagement during case presentations – linking learner initiation and preceptor facilitation in an “active learning conversation“.SNAPPS stands for: (1) Summarize briefly the history and findings. (2) Narrow the differential to two or three relevant possibilities. (3) Analyze the differential by comparing and contrasting the possibilities. …

Terrific ‘train the trainer to teach trainees’ (T6) talks – Diagnosing the Learner

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Recently participated in a Faculty Development workshop with some brilliant colleagues – Dr Rob Woods together with Sean Polreis and Deirdre Bonnycastle [see her work on my fav links page] . Below I will share the pearls that I gleaned. Some of the concepts derived from the ED STAT course put on by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. “Smartest person in the room is THE ROOM”. Train the trainer [or “T3” if …