Learning Style Characteristics If the learning style is…. Then the learner likes to…
Preferred Learning Style Activity What’s your Preferred Learning Style? Take a few minutes to determine your Learning Style…
Ancient Chinese Proverb “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”
1.Create a safe learning environment “Tricks of the Trade” 2.Use color on visuals 3.Be ready for anything
“Tricks of the Trade” Dispel the Fear Factor Don’t have to learn it today No Tests No silly / stupid questions
Class MACH Rules M ake Mistakes A sk Questions anytime C heat—use all the resources in the room H ave Fun!
HAVE FUN! Have Fun with the instruction…if you are enjoying yourself, students will be more inclined to have fun, as well. “Child-like” vs. “Childish”
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors in Groups All students need to have the activity affect them personally for learning to occur
Difficult Behaviors In Groups Monopolizers Quiet Ones Digressers Chatterboxes Disrupters
Difficult Behaviors in Groups Continued… Sometimes need to Divide and Conquer… Your Goals as an instructor are to: Get the student on board with activity, if possible Minimize their impact on others
Use “Right/Wrong Way” Poster…list positive behaviors you want exhibited. Once posted, you don’t need to refer to it again.
After an Activity Ask the students: “What happened during this activity? “What did that feel like?” “What did we learn?”
4 Levels of Evaluation to Measure Success Did participants: 1. Like it? 2. Learn it? 3. Use it? 4. Make a Difference (back home or at school)
Recap Learning Styles…what are they? How we learn—what’s the most training effective mediums for retention? What’s one “Trick of the Trade”? What are your goals when dealing with difficult behaviors in groups?
The End Give yourselves a big round of applause for being such GREAT participants!!