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2. Start with What the Students Already Know
To have meaning, learning should be a part of daily living. Talk with your
students. Find out what they know about teeth and gums, and what
questions they might have.
Add information by building upon
what a person already knows.
Do not use big words. Scientific names and textbook explanations are
confusing, and you usually do not need them. Talk about teeth and gums
using words that a school child can understand and use later at home.
This way makes
This way lets the
students feel good,
because it makes
sense and they know
something about it.
When you can understand new information, you gain confidence and
you look forward to learning more.