Tuesday, June 16, 2009

L. I. G. H. T. B. U. L. B. Moments

As an entering college freshman, I was directionless. During my second semester, I had a memorable English class and for reasons unclear to me, my learning cloud just seemed to lift. Things “clicked” because the professor’s keen interest in the subject was infectious and motivated me. Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking on how best to connect with people to get them excited and engaged, whether in a classroom, boardroom, or bored room.

I believe that if you show learners that you have a sincere stake in their futures, you have the ability to inspire them on a daily basis, and spark a “light bulb moment.” For every presentation, I try to live up to my own expectations through an acronym:

Perry’s L. I. G. H. T. B. U. L. B. Moment for Teachers, Trainers, and Mentors
L. isten to all learners

I. nspire them with real world discussions

G. ive hope to everyone

H. eap compliments on people for quality work

T. each to your strengths

B. e available at all times

U. nderstand that people may lack your life experience or knowledge

L. earn from your learners

B. e willing to walk in anyone’s shoes

Have you found your light bulb moment?

Excerpt: Unlocking Your Rubber Room
© 2009 Perry Binder LLC

1 comment:

  1. This is how I felt about your class. You made learning fun and realistic in my eyes. Thanks for being a great teacher!


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