It’s not really for us to say. But it would definitely be a good idea to find out.
Are your learners succeeding? Only you can answer this. What are your dropout, retest and student satisfaction rates and results telling you? How engaged and motivated are students with their learning?
Given your cohort, are fewer learners than you would expect accessing future life, learning and work opportunities due to attending your classes?
If the answer to those two questions is ‘no’, then the next question you might ask is “, What are the learning needs, aka barriers to progress, that are standing in the way of student success? Why aren’t they accessing what lies beyond their studies with me?”
Here’s the nub of it. Do you know precisely what these barriers to learning are? And do you have access to ways to overcome them? By this, we don’t mean do you know what content they are failing to understand. We are pretty sure you know this. We mean, have you identified the learning behaviour that is behind this failure? Easy to say?
Let’s face it; there are many ways you could look to change things around. So why might HOW2s be relevant?
Time for a break. Take a look at this video. Less than one minute long and, who knows, it could change how you look at professional learning forever
It may be worthwhile reminding ourselves that the job of the HOW2s is to provide anyone in a teaching role with practical teaching solutions to the barriers to learning aka learning needs that crop up whilst teaching. So a good question to ask is “What barriers or learning needs crop up in your classrooms, workshops or work-places?
The questionnaire below is used by our customers to connect to their context. Notice the focus on learning behaviour and the links through to HOW2 teaching solutions on the app (as shown on the video).
Identify student learning needs aka barriers to progress and link through to solutions
Recently, our community of colleges in the UK asked us to help them bridge the gap between face to face coaching and the online solutions offered by HOW2s. The coaching cards in the video below are the result. (1′ 42″)
You’ll see that the questions on the cards are the same as the ones on the questionnaire which are the same as the ones on the app.