The 20-minute podcast include some great pearls and pitfalls. For instance, "resist the urge to spew" all your knowledge on the learner for each patient case. Give little nuggets of knowledge in digestible amounts.
The "one-minute teacher" for bedside teaching includes various microskills:
- Don't fill in the gap when silence occurs. For example, ask them "What do you think is going on?"
- Probe for supporting evidence to assess the learner's knowledge base.
- Do focused teaching.
- Tell the learner what s/he did well. Be specific.
- Give constructive criticism about mistakes. Ask the learner what s/he thinks how the shift went. Be specific about your comments.
- Make a learning plan.
The podcast includes an actual example where Diane demonstrates the "one-minute teacher" approach with a resident.