In educational DIY spaces, participants learn best when they work through repairs and problems themselves, with their own hands. But because mechanical knowledge is so hands-on, it can be really difficult to impart without being hands-on yourself. How do we help participants fix their bikes, without ending up doing the work ourselves? How do we talk participants through repairs when our own knowledge of those repairs is so based on touch and muscle memory?
This workshop will go through hands-off teaching methods. We'll discuss why they're important, and helpful strategies for effective communication and learning. The workshop will end with a fun hands-on activity to practice our new hands-off teaching skills!