Not the extroverted, loud type, or the overly talkative type that appears to look like enthusiasm. It’s the passionate and excited type.
The #1 factor of engagement is an enthusiastic teacher.
All the productive conversations about interactive and peer to peer learning likely won’t get as far if there aren’t enthusiastic teachers/leaders involved, enhancing participation and seeing people where they are.
Auditory, visual, hands-on? These are a few learning styles you gravitate towards.
In an interesting TedX linked below, it’s possible personal preference for learning styles is not as significant for learning as originally thought.
It is worth thinking about what we are teaching and the best medium to share it.
When learning a new language, reading will have minimal benefit – we must practice. Similarly, seeing a mechanism of action for a medication – an animated or picture explanation of it, is much more useful than only reading about it in text.
When creating a presentation, in PowerPoint or otherwise, being mindful of what is taught and the medium – listening, seeing, or hand-on – will help learners better connect with what you are teaching.