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Engage the Prisoner

Engage the Prisoner

Just came across this gem, which  helps harness some of the aloof negative energy that often accompanies the start of a session. We’ve all seen these students:  They come in with arms crossed and furrowed brow,  saying ‘I’m only here because I was told to come.’ In his boo... Read More
The Myth of Learning Style

The Myth of Learning Style

Neil Fleming’s “VARK” model, in which he splits learners into categories based on learning style of Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic, has caused quite a controversy. Critics say it’s impossible to classify learners this way and you shouldn’t change your t... Read More
Probing icebreaker questions

Probing icebreaker questions

Instead of a traditional icebreaker, many trainers like to start their session with a stimulating question to break the ice, foster introductions, help participants get to know each other, and reduce tension.  Favorite questions include: Questions about you Tell us something your colleagues do not ... Read More
"Kooshball-ism"?

"Kooshball-ism"?

I must admit I was a bit taken aback when I read one trainer’s assertion that: “‘Kooshball-ism,’ as I like to refer to all the gizmos and tactics, which are espoused in the oh-so-many books and Trainers Warehouse catalogs, is so 1980’s-1990’s. Our profession has e... Read More