Tip #722: Overlooking the Obvious

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“It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.” Alfred North Whitehead

I’ve facilitated train the trainer and presentation skills workshops both nationally and internationally for many many years. But it was gently pointed out to me in a recent workshop that I’ve been debriefing facilitation practices backwards!

Let me explain. In my train the trainer workshops, participants learn how to create participatory lesson plans and design participatory learning activities. For the last day, they design a 10-minute learning activity at a learning level of application or above. This is on a topic relevant to the other participants in an activity they have never facilitated before.

In debriefing, I’ve always asked for the observers’ feedback regarding the strengths of the … Read the rest