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Category: FACILITATION TIPS

As facilitators of learning, teachers and trainers are constantly honing their own facilitation skills. They’re known to share their best and favorite learning tips with colleagues. Trainers Warehouse collates best practices from a broad range of resources, focusing on active learning, neuroscience, participation and engagement, gameplay, live and remote learning, and tons more.

Role Play Activities and Tips for Trainers

Role Play Activities and Tips for Trainers

While many trainers love role-play activities because they can be amazing learning opportunities, participants can find them utterly terrifying. We’ve gathered this bunch of tips to make role-play activities more fun and effective for facilitators and players. In addition, find a range of role... 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
Creating a Memorable Debrief

Creating a Memorable Debrief

Several years ago, I attended a two-day marketing conference. At the end, a colleague asked: “So, what are your top takeaways?” Exhausted from sitting, listening, and learning, my brain was so overloaded, I couldn’t quickly gather my thoughts to provide an answer. Compared to confe... Read More
From Team-Bonding Activities to Team-Building

From Team-Bonding Activities to Team-Building

Team Bonding Activities—a stepping-stone to Team Building We’ve been neglecting team building. It hasn’t been on purpose. In fact, we’ve been trying hard to keep our teams together despite physical distancing and the absence of consistent day-to-day interactions. We’ve gotten together over... Read More
6 Brain-Science Principles Every Trainer Must Know

6 Brain-Science Principles 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
Make “Virtual” Meetings Magnificent!

Make “Virtual” Meetings Magnificent!

We attended HRDQ-U’s webinar with trainer extraordinaire, Cindy Huggett — Converting Classroom Activities to Engaging Virtual Activities. Cindy was chock-full of ideas to make Virtual Meetings Magnificent and we wanted to share with you! “Transform” activities – donR... Read More
Photo Decks for Conversation Starters & Memorable Training

Photo Decks for Conversation Starters & Memorable Training

Have you come across a Photo Deck or other set of Conversation Cards 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 conver... Read More
Sanitize Fidget Toys? We Tested ‘Em All

Sanitize Fidget Toys? We Tested ‘Em All

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
Online Training – LEARNING APPS

Online Training – LEARNING APPS

Even for those of us who love face-to-face training, online learning is here to stay. If you embrace the latest and great learning apps, and make use of the plethora of playful online games and activities, you may find a new appreciation for online training. When the pandemic first hit, I asked our ... Read More

LEARNING FACILITATION TIPS

Browse through tons of tips and tools that cover all aspects for training. Sharpen facilitation skills by understanding, for instance, how to: 

  • Use card decks for metaphorical debriefs
  • Deliver interactive training on a tight budget
  • Integrate games into content delivery
  • Draw on brain science to develop effective training techniques
  • Put Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset approach into action
  • Draw out quiet learners and manage difficult participants

INSIGHTS, TEACHING TOOLS, & MORE

Beyond learning facilitation tips to help teachers and trainers hone their facilitation skills, Trainers Warehouse shares insights and product selection tools drawn from serving the training industry for over 30 years. While Trainers Warehouse sells 100s of training tools and toys on their e-commerce website, they share 1000s of free tips within this blog. Special interest categories include exercises and activities or popular training topics, as well as communication and relationship-building tools to help learners engage in meaningful conversations.

"EDUTAINMENT" GURU

Susan Landay, the President of Trainers Warehouse, graduated from Yale College, Kellogg Business School and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. She’s the perfect resource to help trainers and teachers balance fun and professionalism, education and entertainment. Her insightful thinking and careful research make the WorkSMART blog interesting and informative.