Connecting to students is an art form. Learn how to connect in ways they need, and you'll inspire them.
When educators or parents work with students, challenges often arise. Knowing a subject does not necessarily mean one can teach it, let alone teach it effectively and meaningfully.
So many factors, strategies, and actions combine to make an exceptional learning connection. One-on-One 101 is a clearly written roadmap to masterfully inspiring the people we care the most about.
“Insightful, intuitive, excellent, and practical suggestions for teaching in the age of personalized education. The creator of Yay Math shows why technology can never replace human teachers, while it does require drastic redefining of what teachers do.”
— Yong Zhao, Ph.D, Director, Institute of Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, and author of World Class Learners
As the educational landscape becomes steadily more fragmented, the students themselves confess that what's missing the most is a real human connection while learning.
Personally, it was always a huge badge of honor to get messages from parents, simply expressing their excitement that I was their child's teacher. Every learner deserves to be that excited, whether the education happens in the home or beyond.
So I felt it was important to write a book that outlines every tool I've developed over the years, so that you can experience the same positive results in your life as well.
Communicating effectively is an art form, and all arts have their own “secret sauce”. What is the "secret sauce" it takes to effectively reach and inspire the student sitting right in front of you? The precise formula is known by a select few, but direly needed by so many. This book serves to empower anyone willing to become a successful teaching/connecting expert.
Learn critical strategies of engagement, including:
using specific social and emotional cues
leveraging praise without falling back on faulty longstanding conventions
exact ways to meaningfully bond with students
using specific verbal phrases
permanently ending student shutdown
saying and doing everything students desperately need from you, as both their teacher and mentor
The book is written with clarity and honesty. The messages within its pages have the power to permanently change lives. If you're a teacher or parent who wishes to connect to people in transcendent ways, this book will help you do that.
Thank you to the Yay Math community, for your support in reaching this incredible milestone of publishing a book. I wrote it from my heart, knowing it'll benefit the lives of everyone who reads it.
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Meet the author
Robert Ahdoot began his teaching journey 13 years ago as a classroom math teacher. Throughout that time, his personal mission was to explore every specific way to reach his students. He saw firsthand how learning exploded when he connected to them as people, and such an elevated connected reversed any state of shutdown they experienced. One mental note led to several, which led to a living and growing teacher playbook. Through years of dedication and focus on student connection, his classes became fun, lively, and positive beacons of learning for both him and his students.
Yet within so elevated a space, he and his students felt a restlessness. It was the dawn of the video era, and they knew that what they were stumbling upon something that could truly benefit others, if they could only experience it. So out came an impromptu camcorder perched atop a precarious stack of books, and the Yay Math movement was born.
YayMath.org is a free online collection of math video lessons, filmed LIVE in Robert's classroom, featuring authentic student interaction that's inviting and emotionally connective. It has given life to now iconic, full costume math characters, like the "MathemaGyptian" and "MathemaChicken." Since its inception, Yay Math's YouTube channel hosts 200K subscribers, and its videos are viewed at a staggering 2 million minutes per month.
Yay Math's online proliferation has provided him the opportunity to give multiple TEDx talks on conquering math anxiety, speak at schools about how to permanently achieve inspired learning, and pen his debut book, One-on-One 101: The Art of Inspired and Effective Individual Instruction. It's the complete guide to connecting to learners, and it has been adopted by multiple school administrations as a blueprint for cultivating transcendent student-teacher learning relationships.