Article originally appeared on social media; Philippa Hammond @TalkingSpeaking, Jul 17, 2015
Learning and Development events: go to many? Deliver many? Find that many disappear into a black hole when they’re over?
Think ‘learning’ not ‘training’ – learning we do for ourselves.
- Collaborating, discussing & sharing is great for some – and reflecting & thinking solo is better for others. Mix it up.
- Get them moving and doing, thinking and talking – hormones and oxygen helps us think and learn better, earlier & faster.
- Ensure students know there’ll be breaks and serve brain-friendly food – sugar rushes and post-heavy-lunch slumps won’t help.
- Go for lots of visual images on PowerPoints instead of block text. Give visual cues to illustrate and illuminate what you’re saying.
- Follow up with students and find out if they’re applying what they learned. Has it changed how they think feel & behave?
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