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Category: Reinforcement Games

The Art of Difficult Conversations

The Art of Difficult Conversations

Those of us who are conflict averse hate difficult conversations. It’s no wonder that experts have started calling them “Courageous Conversations.” What makes them hard is: Uncertainty about how others will react Fear of it getting out of control Discomfort about opening a can of worms with no... Read More
Take time to debrief

Take time to debrief

Debriefing is critical to the learning process. To debrief helps our brains process information, select key learning points, and imprint them in our memory for future retrieval. As I was talking to a colleague the other day about the types of debriefing tools that are available from Trainers Warehou... Read More
Popular Board Games used for Content Training

Popular Board Games used for Content Training

While everyone is out shopping for gifts and toys for the holidays, I thought this a good time to synthesize the answers to Angela’s Hannon’s Linked-IN question, “has anyone used board games in a creative way to train on content?” Not surprisingly, she received a slew of crea... Read More
How to reward students to get results

How to reward students to get results

I’ve been doing some research lately on how to make work more fun and rewarding. I realize that teachers and trainers think a great deal about incentives. But these are also great lessons for any work environment! The Marshall Memo synthesized this Education Week article by Sarah Sparks who re... Read More
Take-off

Take-off

When I read this idea I was struck by how versatile it could be. A great way to get your group up and moving, getting to know one another, and digging into their goals or the session content. The idea is that participants create a paper aircraft. They write their name on one wing and… Read More
Keeping TABBs

Keeping TABBs

I’m always on the lookout for good “closers” to ensure that information learned at a training event, sticks.  This model was posted on LinkedIN by Kavita Iyer. Kavita asks participants to “Keep TABBs” on their learning. That is: Takeaway from the ‘event’ Ac... Read More
Creative Commerical

Creative Commerical

I’m always on a lookout for activities that are content-related and use the whole brain. This one, posted by a LinkedIN colleague, struck me as a wonderful method to reinforce material that was previously covered in the course and allow learners to “teachback” key learning points.... Read More
Teach back challenge

Teach back challenge

Not too long ago, I learned about the term “teach back.” It’s when students teach what they’ve learned back to other students. This is a great way to ensure that folks really learned their stuff–learned it so well, in fact, that they can share it with others. When I rea... Read More
Facilitating Jeopardy-like games

Facilitating Jeopardy-like games

Jeopardy-like games can be an excellent tool to introduce new learning points or reinforce what’s already be covered.  These brief notes will help you easily facilitate and effective learning experience. Teams select game board questions with varying point values in each category (i.e. Sales ... Read More
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