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The Best Teacher Supply Guide for Back-to-School

The Best Teacher Supply Guide for Back-to-School

Most teachers are familiar with Back-to-School Classroom Supply Lists. Typically, they included pens, colored pencils, dry-erase markers, notebooks, and the other usual staples that are readily available at office supply stores. These may be perfect for your learners, but unfortunately, they leave t... Read More
Welcoming Signage Beyond Welcome Signs

Welcoming Signage Beyond Welcome Signs

Signage is everywhere, indoors and out — on roads, buildings, doors, windows, even in our homes. Signs alert us to information, rules, safety, and more. Consuming over 10,000 messages a day, our first instinct might be, “NO MORE!” But, let’s distinguish signage from marketing... Read More
Photo Decks for Conversation Starters & Memorable Training

Photo Decks for Conversation Starters & Memorable Training

Have you come across a Photo Deck recently? You know those decks of innumerable glorious and provocative images? Perhaps you’ve seen them and wondered what use they might be. Photo Decks are popular for their huge variety of applications, especially as conversation starters. Some trainers and ... Read More
Goodbye Germs – Sanitize Fidget Toys!

Goodbye Germs – Sanitize Fidget Toys!

At Trainers Warehouse, every so often a customer will ask how to clean their Fidget Toys. We typically offer a handful of helpful but untested tips. However, in response to the coronavirus outbreak and Jenny Gross’ New York Times article “How to Stop Touching your Face,” we decided... Read More
The Ultimate Fidget Toy Matrix–Which is best for you?

The Ultimate Fidget Toy Matrix–Which is best for you?

Not sure which fidget toys are best for you and your group? See how each fidget toy measures up, based on these 10 criteria: [NOTE: due to the COVID-19, we’ve added an 11th criteria (ease of sterilizing] 11 Criteria to evaluate popular fidget toys WHO will use it? Kids? Adults? Personal use? &... Read More
10 Treats for Tight Training Budgets

10 Treats for Tight Training Budgets

“Corporate training expenditures are shrinking!” touts Training Magazine in their December 2019 issue. The magazine has been reporting on the corporate training industry for 38 years now.  While the study focuses specifically on the U.S. market, the theme is familiar to individuals and organiza... Read More
Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

We need more super heroes. Not the kind you’re thinking of — that can leap over a tall building in a single bound, defy gravity, move mountains, or see through walls. No, we need more real life training superheroes. Maybe we already have them and we just have to take time to notice. They... Read More
Finding Happiness at Work — a personal venture

Finding Happiness at Work — a personal venture

I love that scholars are studying happiness and finally understanding that success does not breed happiness; rather happiness breeds success. I learned that from my dad who long ago left the corporate world to start Trainers Warehouse. Starting a new business felt financially risky, but his happines... Read More
Discover which Thumball is best for YOU!

Discover which Thumball is best for YOU!

Not sure which Thumball is perfect for your needs? Take a moment to complete this quick quiz and get a handful of ideas about which discussion prompts will be best for your team and what your Thumball Style is! What’s a Thumball? It’s a soft ball imprinted with 32 discussion starters. Cr... Read More
Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

A good leader knows how to give feedback and praise. Just ask Kim Scott, whose TED Talk on Radical Candor, transformed our understanding of what it means to be a good boss. Certainly, criticism may be hard to take, but withholding feedback doesn’t do anyone any favors.  Scott’s “r... Read More