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9 Ways to increase student engagement

9 Ways to increase student engagement

As I culled through this week’s Marshall Memo I was pleased to find a bunch of suggestions to increase student participation. I was even more pleased that “Dry-erase boards” made the list. I believe it was about 10 years ago that we were sitting in a Trainers Warehouse product meet... Read More
Teambuilding Activities

Teambuilding Activities

I’ve been drawing from a variety of discussions on LinkedIN to build this collection of team building activities. I’ll continue to add to it, as I read more!  UPDATED on 11/20/17 Team Directions Challenge Break the class up into teams of 3 each (4 max), making sure to mix up people from... Read More
Marshmallow Challenge

Marshmallow Challenge

It’s a tall order to find an engaging experience for a large number of people that sets the tone for your learning event, is related to your topic area, and offers a “debrief-able” experience. Tom Wujec’s Marshmallow Challenge is one such exercise that was recently featured i... Read More
It’s Impossible – cooperation activity

It’s Impossible – cooperation activity

A colleague was looking for an interactive experience and cooperation activity for a large group. Having taught negotiation and conflict resolution, I was drawn to this suggestion posted on LinkedIN by Andrew Rea.  The exercise presents itself as a team challenge, so participants go into it ready t... Read More
Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Peer-to-peer recognition is a great way to build morale and encourage participants to take notice of one another’s efforts. I found Julie Biddle’s tip online and wanted to share it. “For a long, several-day course, have the learners prepare certificates for each other. At the begin... Read More
Time Management Activities

Time Management Activities

Looking for Time Management activities for employees, college students, or high school students? Try one of these, that I’ve collected from a variety of LinkedIN discussions. If you want additional time management resources, Trainers Warehouse might have what you need! Time Management Activiti... Read More
Making dry topics engaging

Making dry topics engaging

These tips were drawn from a number of LinkedIN discussions, focusing on how to make dry topics (accounting, insurance, technical training, etc.) more interesting. Perhaps the ideas listed here will get your creative juices flowing. 1. Your enthusiasm is contagious If you’re not excited about ... Read More