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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.

Prepping Attendees for Virtual Meetings

Prepping Attendees for Virtual Meetings

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
MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION in Virtual Meetings

MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION in Virtual Meetings

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
Getting Connected in Virtual Meetings

Getting Connected in Virtual Meetings

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
Perfect DEBRIEFS for Any Learning Game

Perfect DEBRIEFS for Any Learning Game

Let’s say you find the perfect learning game—for communication, listening, negotiation, leadership, process improvement, problem solving, critical thinking, and time management—then what? Games work because they remove players from their usual setting and create a safe environment to take risk... 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 for Powerful Training

Training Superheroes for Powerful Training

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
Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Recognition is said to increase performance by as much as 24%. Still, finding the perfect way to say “good job” or “I appreciate you” should start with a quick assessment of your goals. What do you hope to achieve by recognizing someone’s effort? REWARD – focus on Grandiose Achie... Read More
Me First: A Firsthand Experience with Game Buzzers

Me First: A Firsthand Experience with Game Buzzers

I asked Jonathan Winkler, a seventh-grade history teacher in Newton, Massachusetts to test out a new Me First Buzzer System.  At my request, he gave it to me straight and shared his Game Buzzers experience—successes and challenges. To set the scene, understand that he introduced this snazzy new b... Read More
The Wheel of Happiness — a personal venture

The Wheel of Happiness — 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
Tight lips at work? It’s time to UNZIP-it!

Tight lips at work? It’s time to UNZIP-it!

“I can’t talk about that at work.” “My boss wouldn’t want to hear what I have to say.” Employees have so many reasons for not talking about meaningful topics at work. Sometimes, they’re tight-lipped simply because giving feedback is difficult. In other cases... 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.