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Using Words with Visuals: Dual Coding as a Teaching Strategy

Using Words with Visuals: Dual Coding as a Teaching Strategy

Dual coding – pairing relevant images with words – is a strategy from cognitive psychology that makes the most of the visual and audio channels for learning in working memory. Teachers can use dual coding strategies to design classroom materials that enhance learning and improve adult student outcomes in their behavior-change course.

Use The 1st 15 Minutes of Class to Build Executive Functions in Your Adult Students

Use The 1st 15 Minutes of Class to Build Executive Functions in Your Adult Students

If you teach trauma-impacted adult students who struggle with executive functions, try these evidence-based strategies in the first 15 minutes of your class to help them reduce their anxiety and build critical executive functions needed to achieve their learning goals.

Make Your Classroom Safe for Trauma-Impacted Adult Learners

Make Your Classroom Safe for Trauma-Impacted Adult Learners

Because one-third of adult learners are trauma impacted, teachers, trainers and college faculty must be equipped with strategies to help these learners relax their vigilance and free up psychological energy for learning. One place to start is by creating safety, predictability and consistency through trauma-informed classroom structures and processes.