Tip #225: Debunking Myths About Resistant Participants

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lthough it would be nice if all participants entered every class with a sincere and enthusiastic desire to learn, we know that is not always going to be the case. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how participants feel about the class when they first arrive. Our job is to make them want to come back after the break.

How do we accomplish this?

First, we treat them with respect. They have a right to their feelings.

We don’t talk down to them or tell them that they should feel what they are feeling. We welcome them and make them feel comfortable with as positive a learning environment as we can create. We focus on practical application of necessary skills and we … Read the rest