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Why am I so slow to figure things out?

It seems that Itake forever to figure things out.  Take thesis statements, for example.  Or rather, take teaching thesis statements.  I was having no luck at all getting my student to understand what I was talking about.  Then on Monday I showed them a couple videos, and suddenly a bunch of them really understood what I was talking about.

This was the first one: 

And this was the second:

At the end of these two short videos, most of my students were able to write halfway decent thesis statements.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

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