1. The subliminal music (to play during the class to relax, improve concentration, enhance creativity, or raise energy levels) can be purchased from the Lind Institute at www.relaxwiththeclassics.com. There are four different classical CDs or tapes sold as a “Relax With the Classics”set.
2. There are many sources for learning activity ideas. One excellent source is the Training Annual published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. It is a collection of practical and reproducible experiential learning activities, assessment instruments, and articles that is now in its 33rd year. You can purchase collections of past years, as well as the current year, at . Another is the InfoLine series sold by the American Society for Training and Development at www.astd.org www.astd.org .
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Cartoons are a wonderful way to engage participants, add humor, and provide a unique and colorful visual perspective on content that may make it easier to retain.
I have used cartoons in my training programs for thirty years. We know that people learn better and are more creative when they are relaxed and in a humorous mood. Cartoons can take the bite out of very serious topics, such as discrimination and sexual harassment. They can provide some humorous distance to topics that may be too close for comfort, such as self esteem and mortality. They can sometimes cut to the quick, speaking a truth that might be distressing without the cloak of humor.
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