Dancing Ideas in Teaching

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Ideas and how we perceive them are important for creating new ideas from existing ones. A recent buzz by Savvy Raj Outlined the need for us to dance and give ourselves “permission to begin movements, in whatever way you think best…”. Dancing ideas are great because they give the ideas the permission to begin movement. This is not a fanciful idea. It is reality. Molecules in our bodies dance. Molecules love to dance. They find their rhythm in dancing. Glass molecules dance.

It has been possible to synthesize dancing molecules. I dare say “To be living is to be dancing”. Like a painter paints a lady dancing, chemists are not different and they may paint dancing molecules. This is going with nature and not against it. Teaching students on how to make dancing molecules increased their love to chemistry.

                                                                                       Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NanoPutian 

Dancing serves as a great teaching tool. In another example, teaching physics becomes more popular if we create joy of learning such as teaching different physical concepts through dancing cork.

Have you ever heard a coin that can dance? No…… well try this little easy experiment and you will have your coin use the magic of air pressure to dance the night away!

Dancing is fun and mixing fun with teaching is a great way to spur new ideas and make students at all levels fond of learning. Teachers must search for creative dancing ideas that make their subjects of teaching likable to their students. Like research has confirmed the value of fun in increasing productivity, so is teaching. It needs funny dancing ideas to make students more understanding and willing to learn with fun and anticipation.

I shall discuss in my next buzz approaching to spreading ideas and the search-based fact how to spread them like the idea presented here of mixing dancing with teaching. This is an intriguing topic and is of great interest. Spreading ideas alone isn’t enough as they have to be coupled with their implementation. The main issue I want to emphasize in this buzz is that we need dancing ideas to advance learning. The basic fact that describes organizations today is that they are learning organizations. I dare to say that:

To be living is to be learning. To be learning is to be dancing. If water molecules dance in our bodies so we must generate dancing teaching ideas in our heads”.
Ali Anani

I end this buzz with a quote.

Since 95 percent of the people are imitators and only 5 percent initiators, people are persuaded more by the actions of others than by any proof we can offer".
Cavett Robert

Teaching with dancing ideas may help in restoring balance so that we may have more originators than imitators.

At least, this is what I hope for in writing this buzz.


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Jan Brich

Jan Brich

1 year ago #39

#45
Interesting point, my pleasure.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you with great appreciation Jan Brich, Timixi for your resharing the post.

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#43
Your words dance in harmony and I shall join you in dancing, Jerry. How could I resist in view of your great thought " interactivity and putting bodies in motion always generates greater results"?

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #36

Dr. Ali, I'm a proud member of the organization Cavett Robert started called NSA (National Speakers Association). One of the the things he taught was that "our job as speakers is not to cut the pie (available business) but to make it bigger." We do that by getting audiences to learn new behaviors whether we keynote or train. In my experience, interactivity and putting bodies in motion always generates greater results. Shall we dance?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
What you say is scientifically proven Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Thank you for sharing your expertise and sharing the buzz as well.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for tagging me Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it is a beautiful form of artistic expression.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- it is very rarely I tag you, but thought of you and the interest you may have in reading this buzz. I think you are very qualified to write a rewarding comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Hope you are doing great today my friend Clau Valerio

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Thank you dear Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. You are so right as I think it is a professor at Bristol University who developed the Dance Spectroscopy Lab. The music and dancers feedback to each other. With an attached monitor the movements of the dancers are recorded and analyzed and feedback so that the music would adapt to the dancers' movements. It is a flow state and your thinking is sharp.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #30

I wonder if you were listening to some dance music while writing this buzz :-) Jokes aside, I concur 100% on this matter. Even though I'm not much of a dancer myself, I value dancing as an art and find that any kind of rhythmical motion that is conducive to joy and other positive sentiments can be a conduct of the flow state. Interestingly, one of the latest DS algorithms I came up with embodies this concept, in an attempt to create new features in a dataset via a complex dance ritual of the original ones. Then again, isn't that all AI-based systems in DS do anyway?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
I have just tweeted your fabulous slideshare presentation. I suggest you right a buzz to explain it. It is a jewel. I like what you wrote in it "We don't see reality. We only see its reflections".

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #28

#23
I am not too sure about your comment. I visit many companies, of all kinds and sizes, and what you suggest could be an ideal world, but...is not going to happen. And I, somehow, agree with it. Have a look here https://www.slideshare.net/bicefablog/collaborative-perception-3-disturbing-facts-47454337

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
That is why I highlighted the technical side of studying medicine my friend. Amazingly, I refused to study medicine for the same reasons you outlined in your comment.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #26

#30
That is something I had very clear when I had to decide my career. If I had studied medicine, I would be always surrounded by sick people, and in many cases, despite my best efforts, they would have terrible side effects on the illness or even die. Sorry, I have not the needed guts for it. And I am not someone who can distance himself from another suffering human being in order to keep clear my mind, and help him or her appropriately. I prefer to fix machines, and let my feelings intact for my private life.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
I wonder why you didn't study medicine my friend. Medicine is becoming technology-oriented and you are an expert in this field.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #24

#22
hypothalamus, the great drug dealer. Dopamine, oxytocin, gonadotropin, thyrotropin. Pablo Escobar, piece of cake compared to it.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #23

#24
Agreed. You are. But we did not. You did.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
You are already "integrated" my friend Clau Valerio!!! Thanks my friend for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Very well phrased comment my friend Clau Valerio. There are two worthy thoughts in your comment. First- "Most of us do not like anything that changes our routine, even though that change will make our job easier". This is the paradox. We keep saying that change is the spice of life; yet when change comes we reject it. Second- Preparation of mind for change. This has a great value in reducing the time between rejecting change and demanding it afterwards when it becomes more familiar to the workers. .I still remember when the desktop computers were introduced how secretaries rejected it because it interfered with their routine life. Now, how many secretaries are ready to abandon the desktop computer and go back to the old type writer? Great points indeed my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Clau Valerio- it is amazing what a single chemical (Dopamine) can influence our lives. Yes, the relativity of time as times is the same, but our perception to it may allude us to think it runs faster or slower. Fun makes time run fast when time is the same. So, learning with fun makes us feel time flies instead of keeping our eyes on the watch waiting for the training time to end.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #19

#20
Precisely this is the "point-no-point". There is an enormous world of knowledge which employees who are not at the production level and customers will never know, and don't need to know, and still are key for the good end of the product. This knowledge is only at hands of the people I use to train, and they know they are the ones who have it. I highlight it to give them the deserved "medals".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Great explanation and extension of your previous comments. I paused for a while reading this "Who knows more about your product? You do". This is what it supposed to be. However; we know well that many product ideas were originated by customers, or that customers found new uses for a product after its launching. Maybe to extend your idea you, your employees and customers dance together in the mud. Crazy idea- maybe and I need to verify it. Apart from this side point, your approach is sound, great and is stimulating.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
A great teacher denies that is is one. One example is David Navarro L\u00f3pez

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #16

How to get in the mud: First of all, the systems I put in place and I teach, are of a value of 2.000 monthly salaries of any operator. So you can imagine how they feel. Absolutely terrified. I often use the same introduction in my trainings. I tell them: Imagine that a bunch of high engineers have been designing the ultimate version of a formula 1 car. Once is ready (but not tested in a race) we let it be driven by someone who recently had his driving license, and we have only one week for testing and teaching. And this is you. And your boss is expecting you drive it like a pro, from minute one. Crazy, isn't it? (nervous smiles here) Well, we do this thing many times every year, and each team achieved it to do it, so why you not? Who knows more about your product? You do. This is why your boss put you here. This is just one advanced tool, to help you do things better. Me, I don't have the knowledge you have about your product. We will learn from each other from now on. We did our best to give you all the tools you need to, finally, without much effort, do your production in a way you feel proud of it. Getting together in the mud it doesn't mean you can minimalize the responsibility they are taking. But to have the feeling that the trainer and the trainee have the same target is a good starting point. I must say (with a very inner nice proud) that many trainees I had are progressing very good. Some got promoted in the company, and they shared/shown gratitude for my help. Dancing in the mud is very rewarding.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #15

#13
How would I say that? I have learned from you so much (and i still do every day) that I would follow you anywhere. Once again, my sword is yours, my lord. You don't learn from me. It is your teachings that come back to you. (here you have another issue for your next buzz) The teacher taught.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #14

#15
Neither do l. It's just my take on it

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
I see no conflict with comment ##7 by Edward Lewellen

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Great point. This is a new topic and teachiung chemistry, math and physics by creating a dancing atmosphere such as dancing molecules students got interested and they started to create idea on how to change the molecular structure so that the resulting molecules may dance better. This way the students were engaged enjoying molecules dancing. In other words, the students were not dancing themselves; what they created performed the dance. Imagine if the mud dances what your students would feel?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Teaching by "dancing in the mud". It is a great idea that you make teaching and training a real fun dear David Navarro L\u00f3pez. Fun is a bonding factor and your experience shows it is so. I discovered a simple answer why I learn from you dear friend. It is because I have had a very good connection with you over the years. I am glad we do.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #10

There are two questions who have always the same answer when you ask a former student: -Did you have a favourite teacher? If yes, How were your qualifications on the issues H/S was teaching? Always is the same. You always learn better from the teacher you have a good connection with. When I make training, it uses to be about very complicated systems, which are most of the times overwhelming the people. They are very expensive too, so there is a big component of fear always present, which is a very negative feeling when you need to learn something. My strategy is to go "down to the mud" together with them, so they feel they are at the same level, fighting side by side with you against "the giant", knowing that they are allowed to fail because I will be there at any time to help.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

2 years ago #9

Some time ago, I saw a documental of a neurosurgeon lady in the UK (sorry, I forgot the name) who was tracing the amount and location of the brain activity, depending on what you were doing. It seems that by dancing, the brain illuminates like a Christmas tree, meaning that both complete hemispheres are at full activity. Therefore, I am not too sure if dancing and learning would be a good idea, as the brain is already too busy to learn in addition. What is clear, according to my experience on training teams (I have to do it very often due to my job), it is very important to, previously, making the ones who are to learn something, to have a happy/positive attitude. ONLY when this happens, the brain is able to learn something.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #8

#7
Thinking is the decision making process, while thought is the outcome. I am thinking of going to the match tomorrow,  becomes I thought tomorrow I will go to the match.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Your thinking is moving and moving us with it my friend. This you for such a grand and dynamic comment. It is vibrating.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #6

Good teachers use all sorts of ways to get pupils thinking, as such are forever looking for triggers to start a discussion.  This post on dancing, sparked this title of a volume of books by Anthony Powell. "Dance to the music of time"  This could start a discussion as to what it means to them. Bearing in mind the title comes from a painting of the same name. So why not illustrate their thoughts. 

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you for your wonderful comment dear Savvy Raj. I also thank you for the great links. I have seen the last two, but not the one on dancing and math. It is wonderful. Life is movement. Still water allows molds to grow in it. I want to say that if we don't move then what is good turns bad. So, movement is greater than life. More beautiful is moving with rhyme.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Dance so as not to dunce- your poetic spirit is amazing dear Debasish Majumder. This is a title for a poem of yours "Dance so as not to dunce", if I may use dunce as a verb. Enlightening dancing with words my friend. Thank you for your lovely feedback and generously sharing the buzz.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #3

yes sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee heat and pressure are the primary conditions for all to dance, without which we may appear as "dunce" unless we tend to learn, nature alone is the unique teacher we merely follow her dictum to maintain a decorum, which is too the brain child of human alone, unlike other creatures in this world. moment we stop learning we will become frozen and cannot comprehend the nitty gritty of time and space and its unique grace for which we are humane too. however, lovely enriching buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- players dance with the ball. I shall appreciate your "dancing" feedback on this buzz in particular

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Savvy Raj- you are mentioned in this buzz

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