Warm-Ups (Priming) for All “Training from the BACK of the Room” Classes
Many of my blog readers already use “Warm-Ups” as a way of introducing learners to concepts that will be taught in an upcoming class or training. For those of you who are planning to attend any of the “Training from the BACK of the Room” classes being offered for 2018, here are some of the class Warm-Ups.
BTW, “Warm-Ups” are short, quick, optional pre-class activities that brain scientists call “Priming.” Warm-Ups informally introduce learners to concepts that will be formally covered during a face-to-face or online class in the near future. This “pre-work” will help learners make stronger connections to the content being covered during the actual class.
Before an official “Training from the BACK of the Room” (TBR) class (see the Training Events page for the 2018 global TBR calendar), the Warm-Ups like the ones below are emailed to registered participants. These Warm-Ups familiarize participants with some of the concepts that will be covered during the class. Furthermore, when the formal TBR instruction takes place, participants will be able to make more mental connections and deepen their understanding and retention of the concepts because of the Warm-Ups.
If you’re new to “Training from the BACK of the Room,” the Warm-Ups below will be a great introduction to TBR concepts and strategies. If you’re already using concepts/activities from TBR, the Warm-Ups will enhance what you already know. Remember, you can create and send out Warm-Ups like the ones below for your own classes and training.
Warm-Ups for All “Training from the BACK of the Room” Classes
1. Click on my website’s MICRO-COURSES page and view four of the short, image-rich slide presentations there. The two you must view are “The 6 Trumps” and “How to Map Your Instruction in 4 Simple Steps.” The other two are ones you will choose that interest you. During the upcoming TBR class, be ready to summarize what you learned from one of these micro-courses.
2. Watch “Move. Don’t. Sit. Still” and “Sticky Teaching” on the SLIDES FROM SLIDE SHARE page. Then watch one more slide presentation of your own choosing. Again, be ready to give a short summary about one of the three slide presentations to your table group during the TBR class.
3. On VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE, watch “Rethinking Learning: An Introduction to Brain Rules” by John Medina, a molecular biologist and the author of one of the best brain science books of the 21st century. If interested, watch one or more of the slide presentations marked “next” that follow this one.
4. OPTIONAL: Interview someone who, in your opinion, is an expert in training or teaching others. Find out what he or she considers important whenever face-to-face classroom instruction is done. Be ready to summarize the interview for your table group during the class.
5. OPTIONAL: If you haven’t yet watched an RSAnimate production on YouTube, you’re in for a treat! Log onto VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE and watch “Changing Education Paradigms” – a ten-minute “fast-draw” presentation about the history of education and present day implications for all trainers, instructors, and learning facilitators.
6. OPTIONAL: Click on the following blog post and download/print the Pocket Card set that you’ll find there: Enhancing Any Learning Experience with Pocket Cards – Set 2.
7. OPTIONAL: You might find the following blog posts interesting, as well:
If you really really like knowing the “cognitive neuroscience” behind brain-based presenting and training, consider attending my 2-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” class – the only public TBR class that I will be facilitating for Spring/Summer 2018. The class will be held in Minneapolis MN on April 12th – 13th 2018. Click HERE for details and registration information (there are still seats left). Click HERE for a calendar of all TBR classes for 2018 (classes are being added monthly so check back).
Click on the following blog post for more information about TBR: “What You’ll Learn from Attending a ‘Training from the BACK of the Room’ Class.”
I will also be facilitating the 1-day Trainer Certification Course following the 2-day TBR class in Minneapolis. This 1-day Trainer Certification Course will give you everything you need to be able to present the “official” 2-day TBR class for your own clients, customers, companies, and educational institutions. (Note: You must have attended a 2-day TBR class in order to attend the 1-day Trainer Certification Course.)
As of now, the April 2018 Trainer Certification Course days being held on April 14th, 15th, 17th, and 19th are sold out. However, there may be a few seats opening up soon in two of the class dates and you can be put on a wait-list for one of these possible seats/dates.
Click HERE for more information and registration/sign-up for the wait-list for the April 2018 Trainer Certification Course.
Don’t forget to check out the free give-aways on my website’s “What’s New?” page while you’re here 🙂 And please pass this information along to anyone who is interested in exciting, unforgettable, learner-centered, brain-based instruction.