Warm-Ups for the October 19th – 20th 2015 Train-the-Trainer Class

I’ve posted Warm-Ups before – those pre-program activities that brain scientists call “priming.”  Warm-Ups are short, quick, optional activities that informally introduce learners to concepts that will be formally covered in traditional instruction in the near future.

listBefore any training or class, and especially before my 2-day professional development program titled “Training from the BACK of the Room,” I always email Warm-Ups to registered participants about 1-2 weeks before the training dates. The Warm-Ups familiarize participants with some of the concepts that will be covered during the class. When the formal instruction takes place, participants will be able to make more mental connections and deepen their understanding of the concepts because of the Warm-Ups.

Below are the Warm-Ups that I am sending out to registered participants for the upcoming October 19th – 20th “Training from the BACK of the Room” class in Sacramento, California. Whether or not you’re attending this class, you might be interested in doing some of these short, quick activities. By doing so, you will become familiar with many of the important concepts that are crucial to the success of any brain-based instruction. FYI: If you are interested in attending the class, there are a few seats left (click HERE for registration information).

Warm-Ups for the October 19th – 20th TBR Class:

1. Log onto my website’s MICRO-COURSES page and view the two short slide presentations there titled “The 6 Trumps” and “Different Trumps Same.” During the upcoming class, be ready to summarize what you learned from these micro-courses.

2. Watch “Move. Don’t. Sit. Still” and “Sticky Teaching” on the SLIDES FROM SLIDE SHARE page. Again, be ready to give a short summary about these slide presentations to your table group on October 19th.

brain_rules_cover_3d_white13. 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 the slide presentations marked “next” that follow this one.

4. 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 October 19th – 20th class.

5. 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. You might find the following blog posts interesting, as well:

Who’s Doing the Most Talking, Moving, or Writing?

Are We Sitting Too Much?

Emotion Versus Logic: You’re Appealing to the Wrong Organ!

The Backwards Brain Bicycle

Looking forward to our 2-day learning adventure together next week – see you then! Sharon

Thank you for reading!