Make sure all spoken instructions are backed up by the same instructions in writing.

When you’re talking with your learners, it’s easy to assume they have understood you. Some learners will even nod in agreement even though they don’t understand, because they don’t want to appear stupid.

But bear in mind that not all your learners will be native English speakers, and some may miss the detail in what you have said.

So if you’re making an important point, or asking your learners to do something, put your instructions up on the screen in writing too.

And lastly, make sure you follow best practice guidelines for those with dyslexia – e.g.

  • use a coloured background to reduce screen glare
  • keep the number of words on your slide to a minimum
  • use clear language, and avoid jargon
  • use images that enhance your instructions

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