The best facilitation techniques harness the unique strengths of individual instructors, while incorporating what the learners need to succeed. Classroom facilitators Jim Teeters and Lynn Hodges draw on more than 70 combined years of experience to share their unique and accessible approach to teaching adults. The Teach With Style methodology is a dynamic model built around four "instructor styles," each supported by strategies and tactics that you can use in the classroom. This book will help you improve certain facilitation techniques and skills while enhancing your natural strengths, for a balanced, fresh approach to adult instruction that will accelerate your students' learning.
Jim Teeters has been a family-life educator, college professor, staff development specialist, pastor, private workshop leader, and trainer of adult instructors. He has spent a year in China teaching English to university students and faculty. He has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Washington and a master's degree in social work from the University of Hawaii. Jim published a book on teaching religious education to all ages (Going Intergenerational: All Ages Learning Bible Truths Together, 2010), is a published poet, and has written a novel with his grandson. Jim and Lynn have a combined 70 years of experience teaching adults. Lynn Hodges was first exposed to teaching adults while working as a flight attendant at Northwest Airlines. She became certified as a training specialist and went on to teach a variety of subjects, such as leadership, conflict management, and security response to terrorism in the airline industry. She later became a certified instructor for the Speakers Training Camp. Lynn has a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies of social and behavioural sciences with a minor in communications. She currently teaches adults how to organise and deliver great speeches and presentations, in addition to her regular flight attendant duties. Jim and Lynn have a combined 70 years of experience teaching adults.