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Why Can’t Teachers be Funny in School? Encouraging Funny Classroom Activities

Why Can’t Teachers be Funny in School? Encouraging Funny Classroom Activities

We were on vacation this summer and made plans to meet our friend Mike for a drink. Mike happens to be one of the funniest people I know. He’s also a high school math teacher at my sons’ school. Even though both of my boys have graduated from high school, they were dreading the prospect… <... Read More
7 Ways Training is like Growing Grass

7 Ways Training is like Growing Grass

Maybe you have a lawn service. Perhaps you live in a place where the lawn is lush. Or maybe you go to a park to find anything green. For me, growing grass is an annual battle that reminds me of a lot of learning and training. And, just to be clear, I should admit that… Read More
Learning from Mistakes – Bloopers, Oops, & Outtakes

Learning from Mistakes – Bloopers, Oops, & Outtakes

I was cruising around some training and coaching websites and noticed Diana Frances’ link to UGLY PHOTOS. I really did “LOL” as I browsed her portraits laden with half-closed eyes and silly expressions—shots that normally get trashed, not posted. While most of us completely avoid showing our... Read More
6 Brain-Science Principles  in Learning that Every Trainer Must Know

6 Brain-Science Principles in Learning that Every Trainer Must Know

It’s not brain surgery. These 6 brain-science principles for learning, developed by Sharon Bowman, should be used by every trainer and teacher, every day. Period. What’s really cool is that the dozens of active learning techniques explained here can be applied to live or virtual training... 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
Spice-Up Online Learning – PREP ATTENDEES

Spice-Up Online Learning – PREP ATTENDEES

In light of the Coronavirus, I asked our LinkedIN group for their best suggestions to keep virtual meetings and learning fun when working remotely. Whether you’re working from home, conducting online meetings, webinars, or facilitating remote learning, these tips will serve you well. In this 4... Read More
Spice-Up your Virtual Meeting – MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION

Spice-Up your Virtual Meeting – MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION

In light of the Coronavirus, I asked our LinkedIN group for their best suggestions to keep any virtual meeting and learning event fun. Whether you’re working from home, conducting online meetings, webinars, or facilitating remote learning, these tips will serve you well. In this four-part seri... Read More
Spice-Up Virtual Meetings – CONNECTION

Spice-Up Virtual Meetings – CONNECTION

When COVID first hit in early 2020, I asked our LinkedIN group for their best suggestions to keep learning and virtual meetings fun. No matter where you’re working — home, hybrid, or office — these tips will serve you well to energize webinars, learning events, or online meetings. ... 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