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

Book Description

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."

Table of Contents

  1. About This Book
    1. Why is this topic important?
    2. What can you achieve with this book?
    3. How is this book organized?
  2. About Pfeiffer
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. NEED-to-KNOW - Need-to-Know Information from the Front of the Book
    1. Warm-Ups for Training from the BACK of the Room!
    2. The 4 Cs Reference Guide
    3. What’s In It For You? - An Introduction to Training from the BACK of the Room!
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    4. Brain-Friendly Training - Learning About Learning
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    5. The 4 Cs - A Quick and Remarkably Effective Instructional Design Process
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
  8. part ONE - Connections
    1. What You Need to Know About Connections
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Connections: Warm-Up Activities
      1. What Is a Warm-Up?
      2. What Does a Warm-Up Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Warm-Up Activities
      5. Your Turn
    3. Connections: Fast Pass Activities
      1. What Is a Fast Pass?
      2. What Does a Fast Pass Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Fast Pass Activities
      5. Your Turn
    4. Connections: Start-Up Activities
      1. What Is a Start-Up?
      2. What Does a Start-Up Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Start-Up Activities
      5. Your Turn
  9. part TWO - Concepts
    1. What You Need to Know About Concepts
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Concepts: Concept Maps
      1. What Is a Concept Map?
      2. What Does a Concept Map Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Concept Maps
      5. Your Turn
    3. Concepts: Interactive Lecture Strategies
      1. What Is an Interactive Lecture?
      2. What Does an Interactive Lecture Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Interactive Lecture Strategies
      5. Your Turn
    4. Concepts: Jigsaw Activities
      1. What Is a Jigsaw?
      2. What Does a Jigsaw Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Jigsaw Activities
      5. Your Turn
    5. Concepts: Concept Centers
      1. What Is a Concept Center?
      2. What Does a Concept Center Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Concept Center Activities
      5. Your Turn
      6. Table Center Examples
  10. part THREE - Concrete Practice
    1. What You Need to Know About Concrete Practice
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Concrete Practice: Teach-Back Activities
      1. What Is a Teach-Back?
      2. What Does a Teach-Back Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Teach-Back Activities
      5. Your Turn
    3. Concrete Practice: Skills-Based Activities
      1. What Is a Skills-Based Activity?
      2. What Does a Skills-Based Activity Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Skills-Based Activities
      5. Your Turn
    4. Concrete Practice: Learner-Created Games
      1. What Is a Learner-Created Game?
      2. What Does a Learner-Created Game Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Learner-Created Games
      5. Your Turn
  11. part FOUR - Conclusions
    1. What You Need to Know About Conclusions
      1. CONNECTIONS
      2. CONCEPTS
      3. CONCRETE PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Conclusions: Learner-Led Summaries
      1. What Is a Learner-Led Summary
      2. What Does a Learner-Led Summary Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Learner-Led Summaries
      5. Your Turn
    3. Conclusions: Evaluation Strategies
      1. What Is an Evaluation?
      2. What Does an Evaluation Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Evaluation Strategies
      5. Your Turn
    4. Conclusions: Celebrations
      1. What Is a Celebration?
      2. What Does a Celebration Do?
      3. Getting Ready
      4. Five Celebration Activities
      5. Your Turn
  12. NICE-to-KNOW - Nice-to-Know Information from the Back of the Book
    1. The Secret of Adult Learning Theory - It’s NOT About Age!
      1. Once Upon a Time
      2. Pedagogy Versus Andragogy
      3. Adults Versus Children
      4. From Adult Learning to Human Learning
      5. Bringing It Home to What You Do
    2. Begin with the End - A Fresh Approach to Learning Outcomes
      1. What You See Is What They Learned
      2. What They Need to Know
      3. Use the Formula, Baby
      4. Real Outcomes for Real Training
      5. Back to the Beginning
    3. The World Cafe - An Innovative Process with Conversations That Matter
      1. What Is TWC?
      2. Origins of TWC
      3. Cafe Design Principles
      4. Where to Begin
      5. Final Reminders
    4. Wake ‘Em Up! - Ten Tips for Interactive e-Learning
      1. 1. Send Out Warm-Ups with Built-In Accountability
      2. 2. Create an Interesting Graphic Organizer
      3. 3. Begin with a Fast Pass
      4. 4. Follow the Ten-Minute Rule
      5. 5. Build in Body Breaks
      6. 6. Become Familiar with Interactive Features—And Use Them
      7. 7. Lengthen the Learning with Follow-Up Action Plans
      8. 8. Follow Up with Blogs or Wikis
      9. 9. Give Them Changes and Choices
      10. 10. Go with the Flow
      11. Putting the Tips to Work
  13. The Author’s Epilogue
  14. Great Resources
  15. A Word of Thanks
  16. About the Author