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The articles on this page span decades of Sharon Bowman’s teaching, training, and writing. Most of them have found their way into her books, although the articles themselves may have pre-dated the books in which they can be found.

All articles are in PDF format and some may require the free Adobe Reader to read/download. Please cite the source if you quote them or use them as supplementary materials in your own classes and training programs. Please do share the links to the articles you find useful and interesting. The most recently posted articles are at the top of the list.

Six Trumps™: The Brain Science That Makes Training Stick.
From: Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick 

60-Second Pop-Ups
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

60-Second Shout-Outs
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Stand,Stretch, and Speak
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

The Walkabout
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Postcard Partners
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Take a Stand
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Birds of a Feather
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Grab That Spoon
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Gallery Walk
From: How To Give It So They Get It and The Ten-Minute Trainer

Rapid Learning Stations: Learning a Lot in a Little Time
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Let The Compass Be Your Guide: Two Powerful Training Design and Delivery Tools
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Get A Clue: 4 Ways to increase Motivation and Memory in Learning
From: The Ten-Minute TrainerCIMG1052

You Said It but Did They Get It?
From: The Ten-Minute Trainer

Bag It! A Quick and Easy Way to Design Training
From: Training from the BACK of the Room!

The Secret of Adult Learning Theory: It’s NOT About Age!
From: Training from the BACK of the Room!

Wake ‘Em Up: 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning
From: Training from the BACK of the Room!

Marking The Middle: Involving Learners in the Middle of a Lecture
From: Preventing Death by Lecture 

HDWeb3SevenTips for Turning Listeners into Learners
From: Preventing Death by Lecture

Nifty Notes: Involving Learners with Graphic Organizers
From: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Drawing A Blank: Using Blank Paper as a Learning Tool
From: Shake, Rattle, and RollCIMG1040

The Magic Of Metaphor
From: Shake, Rattle, and Roll!

Eight Characteristic of Accelerated Learning

Eight Training Reminders

Color Your Brain
This is a self-created, coloring worksheet that illustrates brain hemisphericity dominance (right/left brain preferences).

Myth or Fact Brain Game
This simple card-sorting game deals with the brain research that supports human learning.

Sharin With Sharon
From: Training Treasures Magazine, September 2008excella20134

Training Treasure Tips
From: Training Treasures Magazine, June 2008

I See What You Say
From: Nevada Business Journal, January 2005

Move About When In Doubt
From: Las Vegas Health Magazine, October 2004

Working Together and Making It Work
Authors: Sharon Bowman and Laura Moriarty 


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