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Chapter 4: Designing Effective Instruction
If you were assigned to provide training or to prepare a publication on the subject of nurturing the developing child, how would you organize or structure your presentation? What principles would make it effective?
Many of us would begin instruction with a definition of nurture. “Nurture is behavior that helps the child feel loved, safe, and valued.” We might then summarize what is known on the subject of nurturing children, including effective nurturing practices. If we are effective teachers, we will probably include stories to make our instruction more interesting and pertinent. And we will invite listeners or readers to apply the principles to their own situations. But is there something more than intuition and raw experience to guide this ...