Use analogies to real-life things or events in order to provide students with a more concrete picture of abstract concepts.

  • If the same analogies are used for a prolonged period of time, make sure to tie parts of the analogy back to the technical terms and to switch between analogy terms and technical terms. This can make it easier for students to learn technical terms.
  • Stories can be useful as prolonged analogies.

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Interview with Norm Jacobson