Training from the Back of the Room! : 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-22
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer & Co

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From Sharon L. Bowman, the author of the best-selling Ten-Minute Trainer, comes the dynamic new book, Training from the BACK of the Room! This innovative resource introduces 65 training strategies that are guaranteed to deliver outstanding training results no matter what the topic, group, or learning environment. Now, trainers can replace the traditional "Trainers talk; learners listen" paradigm with a radical new model for designing and delivering instruction: "When learners talk and teach, they learn."

Author Biography

Sharon L. Bowman has been a professional speaker, author, teacher, and trainer for over thirty years. She is the author of six popular books on training including The Ten-Minute Trainer from Pfeiffer, and is a regular speaker at many national conferences.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xvii
Need-to-Know Information from The Front of The Bookp. 1
Warm-Ups for Training from the BACK of the Room!p. 3
The 4 Cs Reference Guidep. 5
What's In It For You? An Introduction to Training from the BACK of the Room!p. 7
Imagine That...p. 8
Do You Want Them to Hear It or Learn It?p. 9
Who's Doing the Talking?p. 10
The Power of the Paradigmp. 11
This Book Will Get You Therep. 13
How This Book Is Organizedp. 14
Using the Thing to Teach the Thingp. 16
Brain-Friendly Training: Learning About Learningp. 27
Imagine That...p. 28
From Boring to Beneficialp. 30
Brain-Friendly Learning and Trainingp. 31
Positive Emotional Experiences: From Emotions to Attention to Learningp. 33
Multi-Sensory Stimulation and Novelty: Timing and Movementp. 35
Instructional Variety and Choices: Reaching Most of the Learners Most of the Timep. 37
Active Participation and Collaboration: Stepping Aside While Letting Them Learnp. 39
Informal Learning Environments: "Do Not Touch" Versus "Make Yourself at Home"p. 42
The 4 Cs: A Quick and Remarkably Effective Instructional Design Processp. 51
Imagine That...p. 52
The 4 Cs and Accelerated Learningp. 55
Design and Delivery Remindersp. 57
Connectionsp. 71
What You Need to Know About Connectionsp. 73
Imagine That...p. 74
Connecting Learners to Learnersp. 76
Connecting Learners to Topicp. 77
Connecting Learners to Personal Goalsp. 78
Connecting Learners to Outcomesp. 79
The Primacy-Recency Principlep. 80
Connections, Not Icebreakersp. 82
Connections: Warm-Up Activitiesp. 89
What Is a Warm-Up?p. 89
What Does a Warm-Up Do?p. 89
Getting Readyp. 90
Five Warm-Up Activitiesp. 90
Your Turnp. 94
Connections: Fast Pass Activitiesp. 97
What Is a Fast Pass?p. 97
What Does a Fast Pass Do?p. 97
Getting Readyp. 97
Five Fast Pass Activitiesp. 98
Your Turnp. 101
Connections: Start-Up Activitiesp. 103
What Is a Start-Up?p. 103
What Does a Start-Up Do?p. 103
Getting Readyp. 104
Five Start-Up Activitiesp. 104
Your Turnp. 108
Conceptsp. 109
What You Need to Know About Conceptsp. 111
Imagine That...p. 112
Teach Only the Need-to-Know Informationp. 114
Provide Graphic Organizersp. 115
Apply the Ten-Minute Rulep. 117
Use Interactive Lecture Strategiesp. 117
Include One-Minute Reviewsp. 118
Concepts: Concept Mapsp. 123
What Is a Concept Map?p. 123
What Does a Concept Map Do?p. 124
Getting Readyp. 125
Five Concept Mapsp. 125
Your Turnp. 132
Concepts: Interactive Lecture Strategiesp. 133
What Is an Interactive Lecture?p. 133
What Does an Interactive Lecture Do?p. 134
Getting Readyp. 134
Five Interactive Lecture Strategiesp. 134
Your Turnp. 140
Concepts: Jigsaw Activitiesp. 141
What Is a Jigsaw?p. 141
What Does a Jigsaw Do?p. 142
Getting Readyp. 142
Five Jigsaw Activitiesp. 143
Your Turnp. 148
Concepts: Concept Centersp. 149
What Is a Concept Center?p. 149
What Does a Concept Center Do?p. 150
Getting Readyp. 150
Five Concept Center Activitiesp. 151
Your Turnp. 157
Table Center Examplesp. 158
Concrete Practicep. 161
What You Need to Know About Concrete Practicep. 163
Imagine That...p. 165
What Concrete Practice Is Notp. 166
Mistakes Are Allowedp. 167
Elements of Effective Practicep. 168
Concrete Practice: Teach-Back Activitiesp. 177
What Is a Teach-Back?p. 177
What Does a Teach-Back Do?p. 177
Getting Readyp. 178
Five Teach-Back Activitiesp. 178
Your Turnp. 181
Concrete Practice: Skills-Based Activitiesp. 183
What Is a Skills-Based Activity?p. 183
What Does a Skills-Based Activity Do?p. 183
Getting Readyp. 184
Five Skills-Based Activitiesp. 184
Your Turnp. 187
Concrete Practice: Learner-Created Gamesp. 189
What Is a Learner-Created Game?p. 189
What Does a Learner-Created Game Do?p. 191
Getting Readyp. 191
Five Learner-Created Gamesp. 192
Your Turnp. 198
Conclusionsp. 199
What You Need to Know About Conclusionsp. 201
Imagine That...p. 202
Learner-Led Summariesp. 203
Learner-Focused Evaluationsp. 204
Learner-Created Action Plansp. 205
Learner-Led Celebrationsp. 206
Conclusions: Learner-Led Summariesp. 213
What Is a Learner-Led Summaryp. 213
What Does a Learner-Led Summary Do?p. 213
Getting Readyp. 213
Five Learner-Led Summariesp. 214
Your Turnp. 218
Conclusions: Evaluation Strategiesp. 219
What Is an Evaluation?p. 219
What Does an Evaluation Do?p. 220
Getting Readyp. 220
Five Evaluation Strategiesp. 221
Your Turnp. 226
Conclusions: Celebrationsp. 227
What Is a Celebration?p. 227
What Does a Celebration Do?p. 227
Getting Readyp. 228
Five Celebration Activitiesp. 228
Your Turnp. 235
Nice-to-Know Information from the Back of the Bookp. 237
The Secret of Adult Learning Theory: It's NOT About Age!p. 239
Once Upon a Timep. 240
Pedagogy Versus Andragogyp. 241
Adults Versus Childrenp. 241
From Adult Learning to Human Learningp. 242
Bringing It Home to What You Dop. 244
Begin with the End: A Fresh Approach to Learning Outcomesp. 247
What You See Is What They Learnedp. 248
What They Need to Knowp. 250
Use the Formula, Babyp. 252
Real Outcomes for Real Trainingp. 255
Back to the Beginningp. 256
The World Cafe: An Innovative Process with Conversations That Matterp. 259
Welcome to The World Cafep. 259
What Is TWC?p. 261
Origins of TWCp. 262
Cafe Design Principlesp. 263
Where to Beginp. 266
Final Remindersp. 268
Wake 'Em Up! Ten Tips for Interactive e-Learningp. 271
Send Out Warm-Ups with Built-In Accountabilityp. 272
Create an Interesting Graphic Organizerp. 273
Begin with a Fast Passp. 274
Follow the Ten-Minute Rulep. 275
Build in Body Breaksp. 276
Become Familiar with Interactive Features-And Use Themp. 277
Lengthen the Learning with Follow-Up Action Plansp. 277
Follow Up with Blogs or Wikisp. 278
Give Them Changes and Choicesp. 278
Go with the Flowp. 279
Putting the Tips to Workp. 279
The Author's Epiloguep. 281
The Orange Juice Curep. 281
Be the Change You Seekp. 282
Teaching Is Learning, Learning Is Teachingp. 282
Great Resourcesp. 285
Author's Notep. 285
Need-to-Know Books: The Author's Top Fivep. 286
Resources Cited in Training from the BACK of the Room! (Most from the 2000s)p. 287
Other Resources (from the 1990s-2000s)p. 290
Extra Resourcesp. 293
A Word of Thanksp. 297
About the Authorp. 299
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