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Why use Training Games?

Why use Training Games?

One recent LinkedIN discussion that drew a lot of interest asked “Why do we use Training Games?”  So many people liked and commented, that I wanted to synthesize the conversation and pull out the highlights. Whether you’re using games to improve communication and listening skills,... Read More
Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

You already know that learning requires an investment of time and mental focus. Listening to a lecture, reading a book, playing an experiential game, or watching a video can only get you so far. The real learning happens when you apply Thinking Methodologies to digest, discuss, and process the learn... Read More
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
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
Post card Training follow-up

Post card Training follow-up

As an advocate and frequent user of the US postal service, I’ve been closely following the news about their financial woes and efforts to fix it. And yet . . . when I think about opening MY mailbox each afternoon, I still experience a small rush of anticipation. Will I find a letter, postcard,... 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
Two Truths. One Lie.

Two Truths. One Lie.

Three statements; one is not true: 1) I believe in icebreakers. 2) Good icebreakers are easy to find. 3) “Two truths and a Lie” can be a good icebreaker. If you asked me last year, I’d say there were two lies in the three statements above and only one truth. I have to admit, I… <... 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
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