Teaching senior - general
A couple things to keep in mind when teaching seniors:
· Seniors process new information more slowly than they did when they were younger. Allow plenty of time for them to learn!
· Many seniors have hearing difficulties. Speak slowly and distinctly. If working with one person in particular, make eye contact before telling him something important.
· Ask questions, get them involved in the learning. Why do they want to learn to use the computer? What do they want to do with the computer? This will help you guide them to learn the skills they need.
· Let seniors help other seniors in the class. They like learning from their peers.
· Don’t “talk down” to them about computers or use too many technical terms. They may get that treatment from their grandchildren or children and want to learn without being made to “feel stupid.” Some seniors may be very sensitive about this.
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