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scientificamericanmind0808 22 i1Certain lessons are best learned from experience— but much of the time you can’t manufacture an experience for someone.  When the experience of failure is too expensive or disastrous to endure – story can simulate an experience so a learner can vicariously live the moments before, during, and after an event in the theater of his or her own mind.  Tell a teaching story that provides what the behavioral scientists call a “cognitive rehearsal” in the safety of the mind’s personal simulator – the imagination.

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