Computer and pencils on a desk
Aid connection


  • Watch this movie.
  • How do you think this movie is relevant to the importance of forming links, mentioned in the notes, below?


Aid connection of knowledge items:
  • Speak, don’t read
  • Vary the pace, tone, expression and volume of your voice, for an interesting, conversational style that draws attention to meaning 
Why are connections important?
  • A person understands a concept when his/her knowledge is interconnected. New learning must be linked to prior knowledge. Individual pieces of knowledge must be linked to one another.

Ask yourself

  1. How often do you read to your learners, instead of speaking, when you explain something?
  2. How much do you vary your voice while you teach?
  3. How often have you sat in talks where the presenter has read, rather than speaking, to the audience, or has spoken in a monotonous voice?
  4. How much do you listen, remember and understand, when a presenter reads rather than speaking, to you, or when he/she speaks in a monotonous voice?
  5. How much do you think your learners listen, remember and understand, when you teach?
  6. How could you improve the way you teach to make your learners listen, remember and understand better?
  7. How is all of this different when learning happens online?


  • After watching the illustration, reading the notes, and asking yourself the questions, above, post what you think about these matters, in this Padlet (click here).
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