The Struggle NEEDS to be REAL
This episode takes a look at the idea that struggle helps people learn. It forces the internalization of information and knowledge. This requires a paradigm shift for mentors. We often want to impart our knowledge to the mentee but if knowledge is just told to or given directly to a person, it is not always taken in deeply enough to sink in. I am also adding this reference to a series of essays that were published in the Washington Post. They come from a group of 20+ high school biology teachers who took on a challenge of writing an essay on a shared prompt, "What is the value in letting students struggle in class?" This is a great insight into our topic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/21/what-is-the-value-of-letting-students-struggle-in-class-teachers-answer/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bd212c5b2b69 Feel free to share the podcast or like it on whatever platform your enjoy your podcast from!