How to teach something to someone. Here are the two key strategies

One of the significant keys to teaching anyone a new skill is based on the idea that you have to have a willing participant. We've all heard the saying that you can lead a horse to water...but you can't make them drink. Most think they understand the meaning of that statement...but I guess most link it more to stubbornness than a natural animalistic tendency related to someone not wanting to learn something new until they know why they need to learn this new skill.

What are the benefits to me? or How does it help something that I care about? - Might be questions that need answering first. As a manager and coach...the real question should be...how do you get the horse to want to drink the water? Let's get good at figuring out how to show those around us why something is important and then instruct from there.

The desire for self-improvement is vital. There is no point in pushing children; they need to be the ones who want to learn new skills.
-Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan is an educator and writer that has built the mind mapping teaching concept that is based on and first developed by Leonardo da Vinci. More about Tony Buzan 

What are some reasons that you go to school and/or why do you want to further your education? 

How do you teach someone that doesn't want to learn?

26 comments:

  1. I go to school to learn basic necessities to get into college and a good job and to play football effectively.

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  2. The main reason i go to school is to build a base for my future. I recognized that in order to go to a good college and get a good degree, I have to start now and learn. Also, at some points it can be fun, but main purpose is to get a beneficial background.

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  3. We go to school and further our education so that we can stay up with others so, that we don't end up in a bad place in life were you know less than the average human, which will affect your life in many negative ways.

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  4. I go to school so that I can go to college and learn how to be better at what I love and want to do. I do this so I can be successful in drama and theater.

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  5. I go to school to better myself now and in the future. I want to further my education so i'm not stuck in McDonalds or homeless when i'm thirty. I do it so I will be able to go to college and get a good job.

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  6. I go to school so I can work towards a future and go to college.

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  7. i want to go to school so i can know how to contribute to society.

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  8. I go to school so I can accomplish my goals in life. I want to go to college. In order to get into a good college, I have to get an education. Therefore, I go to school everyday so I can have a successful future.

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  9. I go to school to further my education and get a degree in order to pursue the things that I love.

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  10. I go to school to have fun with friends and learn everything I'm going to need for life.

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  11. I go to school to learn about basic life skills and build a great future for myself. I also go to hang out with friends and practice sports.

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  12. The reason that I go to school is because it shapes my future and when I finish school I will get a good job.

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  13. You should further your education because if you do you can get higher paid job and be able to do things you love. Education can also greaten your skills.

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  14. I go to school because I want to learn physics and computers and a good job.

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  15. i go to school to get further in my education so i can get my bachelor degree and become a actor

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  16. I want to go to school and get a good job and have a good future and be able to buy stuff.

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  17. I want to go to a good college and have a job I love.

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  18. I want the further my education so I can be prepared for the things that life throws at me.

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  19. I go to school to have a successful life and go to college and play football in the big leagues.

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  20. I want to go to the school of mines so i can become a engineer/geologist some day.

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  21. I go to school to strengthen my knowledge skills, so i can make a living off of a job.

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  22. I go to school because I want to learn and do well.

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  23. show them a video of the homeless or anybody and show them that if you don't learn you can not get a job and your life, you need a job to pay bills and other things.

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  24. I go to school because i come every day openminded and wanting and expencting to learn new things.

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  25. I go to school because I don't want to be brainless when I grow up and be a big idiot.

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