Are you tired of competing with SMS messages to get and keep your students’ attention?
Not a natural entertainer? You don’t have to be a natural - but to be a great educator you do need to master some simple skills that make your learning environment interesting and fun.
In this video series Laurie shares some simple tips, secrets, and techniques using cheap, common objects that will dramatically improve your learning environment and teaching methods.
Additionally, learn how to schedule revision in such a way that your students learn more deeply, and discover tried and tested revision activities that enhance learning and improve retention of skills and knowledge.
From Brain Friendly Training guru of "30 years" - Laurie Kelly
What Will You Learn:
- Simple tips and secrets from Laurie Kelly himself
- Techniques to improve the learning environment and teaching methods
- How to schedule revisions
Why Should You Attend:
- A great educator needs to master simple skills to make the learning environment interesting and fun
- Simple techniques dramatically improves retention of skills and knowledge of the student
- Expect the Unexpected
Make your training fun and interesting!
The Brain is naturally curious and loves fun. This video is full of ideas to stimulate the Brain's good adrenalins ( noradrenaline) so your students are alert and having fun whilst not quite knowing what is coming next. You will have fun yourself watching learners loving being in your training and them telling others how good it was.
- Masking Tape - great training tool
Use this technique to find out 'Whose who in the Zoo'.
Here is simple tool that quickly allows the Educator to understand who is in their group. You can ask any question, and get an immediate result both visually for yourself and also for all the participants. Maybe you want to know what experience they each have; or to help them to articulate what they would like from the training. You ask the question, and they commit to the answer.
- Establishing Prior Knowledge
What do they know already?
The Principles of Adult Learning says that you need to build on existing knowledge. That’s fine, but how do you know what they know already. This video suggest some simple engaging activities so the Educator can quickly gauge the room and have an understanding of what the students are thinking and where you need to take them.
- Using Playing Cards
Simple ways to involve all your students!
A simple pack of playing cards with huge potential as an engagement tool. As simple as these are they have great uses in the training room to engage and motivate your students. This video is full of practical ideas of how you might use Playing cards to generate fun and involvement. Their brains will love you for it.
- Revisions Part 1
How to revise - easy methods to use!
There is a secret in how to revise and built retention for your students. This video explains the revision timetable that embeds learning in the brain. It also has six practical ways to make revision fun and enjoyable for your group and they will not even know they are revising.
- Revisions Part 2
Lets look back and Revise the Revision.
In this module we will revise the ideas shared in Revision Part 1 and explain three more very useful activities to engage the Learners in revision and again they will have no idea that this is what they are doing.
- Rich and Multi-Sensory
There is more than one way to 'skin a cat'!
Mono-sensory makes no sense .If we train using a multi-sensory approach we assist students store information in a multitude of sensory cortexes so they have a wide range of areas of the brain to call on when they have to retrieve that information. In this video be prepared to experience an example of this multi-sensory approach.
- Cautions when using PowerPoint
Risks with overuse of Power Point.
This video alerts you to these dangers and gives you ideas of how you can make you power points work for the Learner to enhance the Leaning.
- Doing vs Consuming
They have to be Doing, not just Consuming: It can’t be a talk fest.
This is a very important principle in Brain Friendly Training when we aim to help learners form patterns in their brain which they can call upon when they need to recall. The aim of the training game should be to continually place the ball in the learner’s court. This video also suggests ideas on how we can get the learners using their smart phones as teaching tools.
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