(Updated 5/12/15) In a tunnel-vision, 140-character world, the relationship building and interaction that occurs within an instructor-led training is rapidly disappearing. A quality, instructor-led training event includes reviewing a base level of knowledge, an opportunity to set the stage, identify missing ingredients, stir the discussion, while delivering the opportunity to connect with business relationships at … Continue reading Want to Establish a Relationship or Connect with Mentors? Attend Training Class!
Although this article specifically addresses high school students – how many times has her described experience occurred with the classrooms and eLearning sessions of corporate America?
Can a more engaged audience in both high school AND the workplace lead to improved engagement and skills development for all?
- A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes is any different than my own experience in sitting in HS classes for long periods of time. And this report of course accords fully with the results of our student surveys.
I have made a terrible mistake.
I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!
This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching…
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As a corporate trainer or instructor, how many times have you arrived to the training location, only to find 2 or 3 attendees have arrived earlier and are waiting for you? Or you find the training room door locked with no one around to provide access at this early hour? One of the key factors … Continue reading Importance of Trainer Classroom Preparation