Follow-Ups for the “Training from the BACK of the Room” Class, July 2017, Arizona

The Arizona “Training from the BACK of the Room” class held this month has been completed and now the “real work” begins – with “Follow-Ups,” of course!

If you’re a regular blog reader here, you already know that brain scientists call Follow-Ups “spaced practice.” Spaced practice (small segments practice time done over a few days, weeks, or months) is better than “massed practice” (one large chunk of practice done in one sitting). Spaced practice helps learners move content into long-term memory and then use the information in practical ways.

Like past posts, the Follow-Ups here are for the participants of the TBR class that was held in Gilbert, Arizona a week ago (July 2017).

Even if you did not attend the class, many of the numbered activities that are listed at the bottom of this page will enhance your own classroom and online instruction. And, of course, you can create Follow-Ups like these for your own training programs.

READ ONE: Go back through your class notes and materials and read at least one note-taking page, one workbook article, one book chapter, or one website resource each week. This will deepen your understanding and application of the concepts through future weeks and months.

CHOOSE ONE: From your readings, or from the activities listed below, choose one strategy to use in your next class, presentation, or training.

USE ONE: Use your chosen strategy and then record the results in a training journal so that you’ll remember how it worked and what, if anything, you might change next time around to make it work even better.

DO ONE: Each week, do one of the activities below.

1. Read the blog post “What to Do When the Training Day is Over and the Real Work Begins.”

2. Read Holding Onto What You’ve Learned.”

3. Go to Slides About PowerPoint, scroll down the page, and choose one slide presentation to view (they are all short, image-rich presentations). Then make a commitment to change at least one element in your own slide deck (examples: font size or type, photo usage, color scheme, amount of text per slide, etc.) Of course, if you need to, first run the changes through your company’s procedures for doing so.

4. View “How to Learn Things Super Quick.”

NOTE: Because you attended the 2-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” class, you are now eligible to attend my 1-day Trainer Certification Course, if you wish to do so. It will be held in April 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.  Although the first course day on April 14th has sold out, if there is enough interest, the sponsoring company The BrainTrust Group will offer a second certification day on April 15th 2018. Contact Training Coordinator Nicole Fleming ([email protected]) to put your name on the wait list for April 15th.   

My deepest thanks to all of you who shared your enthusiasm, expertise, and passion for teaching in the TBR class a week ago! 🙂


  • I am sorry, Kashitij, but the Trainer Certification Course is not available in Mumbai. However, the 2-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” class is being offered in Europe in various countries throughout the rest of 2017. Please check the calendar on the “What’s New?” page for countries and dates. Thank you for your interest! 🙂 Sharon

  • Do you have this training available in mumbai-india?

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