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Memory Games

Memory Games

Memory is an important part of learning.  If they can’t remember what you’ve taught, what good will it do? Here are a few memory games and other tricks: Games If you have a list of things you want your group to remember, play the memory game. Whoever receives the tossed ball must name a... Read More
"Kooshball-ism"?

"Kooshball-ism"?

I must admit I was a bit taken aback when I read one trainer’s assertion that: “‘Kooshball-ism,’ as I like to refer to all the gizmos and tactics, which are espoused in the oh-so-many books and Trainers Warehouse catalogs, is so 1980’s-1990’s. Our profession has e... Read More
Training should be fun – data explains why

Training should be fun – data explains why

Some time ago, I accumulated evidence on why active learning is more effective.  Here are some of the highlights: Games & Simulations “One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it– you have no certainty until you try.” Sophocles, 5th c. B.C. Approximately 65% of... Read More
“Seriously, my groups are too serious for this stuff”

“Seriously, my groups are too serious for this stuff”

While many trainers and teachers fully embrace the concepts of fun and interactive training to accelerate the learning process, some pass by our trade show booth or our catalog and lament, “I wish I could use your ‘toys,’ but I teach ___x___. They’re too serious for that.”... Read More