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Setting up a Group Activity

If your background is more of a lecture-based approach, it wouldn’t be surprising if the idea of group activities scares you. But don’t be afraid! Studies – and our own experience here at MRWED – prove that group activities result in much higher learning. They really do embody the idea that “adults learn by doing”.

How to End Your Class with Impact

It’s common for trainers to save the last 10-15 minutes of their session for questions. Sometimes those minutes are more uncomfortable than they are helpful. So, although this may seem like a good way to end the session, there are even better ways to do so.
Your course should end just as strongly as it began. Bring it full circle and end with a purpose by including these 4 steps:

How to turn Brain Strain to Brain Gain

The competition for the attention of our audience is more-fierce now than at any other time in human history. There are just so many distractions; push notifications, instant messages, snapchats, wearable technology that beeps and buzzes, not to mention the plethora of streaming services that lure us in and turn us into binge-watching zombies.

Five Tips for Great Debriefing Answers

During a debriefing, the answers you give are just as important as the answers you’re getting from your learners. Good questions need good answers, and in order to ensure your learners are getting the most out of debriefings, good answers are vital. So how can you make sure you’re giving the best answers, and getting them from your learners? Below, we outline five tips for giving and receiving good answers in debriefings.

Five reasons why interaction is important in training

Traditional education was premised upon the “master and apprentice” model, where the expert was the holder of wisdom and the instruction only went in one direction. Today, we understand the importance of two-way communications between the teacher and the learners, but also recognise the value of the interactions that learners have with each other.

12 activities to put interaction into webinar training

Humans are social learners. The more involvement there is, the more likely they are to connect with and remember the content. However, it is very common for webinar training to be a more passive, “sit and get” journey rather than an active and participative experience. It should be remembered though, that when there is less involvement, retention is diminished.

Setting up a Group Activity

If your background is more of a lecture-based approach, it wouldn’t be surprising if the idea of group activities scares you. But don’t be afraid! Studies – and our own experience here at MRWED – prove that group activities result in much higher learning. They really do embody the idea that “adults learn by doing”.

Five Methods for Fostering Learner Motivation

Every trainer has found themselves in the predicament of standing in front of a classroom full of people who would rather be anywhere else. It feels like an impossible task to overcome: We know that people learn best when they are motivated, but you cannot motivate other people. So, what is a trainer to do? You may not be able to motivate others, but you can create an environment that encourages self-motivation.

FEEDBACK is for everyone.

Giving feedback is a powerful way of improving the performance of peers and students. Many find it difficult to construct and deliver feedback that impacts others appropriately and profoundly. The truth is this, consistent practice and skilful delivery of feedback will change the course of our peers and students’ careers.  
 

Using Flipcharts in Training

We know what you’re thinking: “Flip charts? Aren’t those so old school?” The answer: yes, but they also happen to be one of the most effective and affordable training tools available. First of all, they are low tech. You can use flip charts in a variety of environments regardless of electrical and technological resources. Secondly, and most importantly, they enhance the learner experience.
Use Flip Charts to Enhance Learning