What you can learn from a high school teacher who learned by doing what she asks her students to do (and how you can apply it to your medical teaching)

This teacher confessed that she "waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student." What did she learn? Probably some of the same things we could learn. For example, she found that students spent 90% of their time "sitting passively and listening". Furthermore, "It was not just the sitting that was draining but that so much of the day was spent absorbing information but not often grappling with it." My bet is that medical educators could learn similar lessons about our own students' experiences that could help us improve the way we teach. Read the article here.

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