Follow-Ups to the October 2015 “Training from the BACK of the Room!” Class
“Follow-Ups” are optional activities that help you revisit, remember, and use what you’ve learned from a class or workshop. Brain scientists call this “spaced practice.” Follow-Ups help you move content into long-term memory and help you master concepts and use them in practical ways.
Here are a variety of Follow-Ups for the “Training from the BACK of the Room” class that was held on October 19th – 20th in Sacramento, California. Even if you were not able to attend the class, many of the numbered activities that are listed at the bottom of this page will enhance your own teaching and training classes and programs.
READ ONE. Go back through your class notes and materials and read at least one note-taking page, one workbook article, one book chapter, or one website resource each week. This will deepen your understanding and application of the concepts through future weeks and months.
CHOOSE ONE. From your readings, or from the activities listed below, choose one strategy to use in your next class, presentation, or training.
USE ONE: Use your chosen strategy and then record the results in a training journal so that you’ll remember how it worked and what, if anything, you might change next time around to make it work even better.
DO ONE: Each week, do one of the activities below.
1. Read the blog post “What to Do When the Training Day is Over and the Real Work Begins.”
2. Read “Holding Onto What You’ve Learned.”
3. Go to Slides About PowerPoint, scroll down the page, and choose one slide presentation to view (they are all short, image-rich presentations). Then make a commitment to change at least one element in your own slide deck (examples: font size or type, photo usage, color scheme, amount of text per slide, etc.)
4. View “How to Learn Things Super Quick.”
Whether or not you have attended “Training from the BACK of the Room,” please do post a comment or summary here about what you do to keep new learning fresh – I will publish your comment and we’ll all learn from YOU! 🙂