Tip #48: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Skit

On October 2, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #48: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Skit

The kinesthetic learner is often the most difficult to satisfy in classroom training. However, there are some creative ways to add movement to classroom content review activities. These kinesthetic activities provide whole body learning, which increases retention. Today, we will discuss the Skit.

What: A Skit is a short humorous sketch in which the participants act out their understanding of content relevant to them.

When: It can be used at any time you would like to review what learners have learned.

Why: It is intended to provide physical activity to meet the needs of kinesthetic learners, as well as whole body learning. It also incorporates humor in a play-like activity to check comprehension.

How: … Read the rest

Tip #47: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Gallery Walk

On September 27, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #47: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Gallery Walk

The kinesthetic learner is often the most difficult to satisfy in classroom training. However, there are some creative ways to add movement to classroom content review activities. These kinesthetic activities provide whole body learning, which increases retention. Today, we will discuss the Gallery Walk.

What: A Gallery Walk involves having the participants walk and add their thoughts to flip charts posted along the length of a wall.

When: It can be used at any time you would like to review what learners either know or have learned.

Why: It is intended to provide some physical activity, specifically to meet the needs of kinesthetic learners.

How: The trainer posts flipcharts with different headings related to the topic Read the rest

Tip #46: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Relay Race

On September 18, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #46: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: Relay Race

The kinesthetic learner is often the most difficult to satisfy in classroom training. However, there are some creative ways to add movement to classroom content review activities. These kinesthetic activities provide whole body learning, which increases retention. Today, we will discuss the Relay Race, which I first saw used by Elaine Biech, who is well known for her creativity as a trainer. Elaine is the editor of the prestigious Pfeiffer Annuals and the author of such books as: TQM for Training, Marketing Your Consulting Services, The Business of Consulting, and the soon-to-be published Training for Dummies. You can learn more about Elaine Biech at her website: http://www.ebbweb.com.

What: A Relay Race is a timed competitive Read the rest

Tip #45: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: 60 Second Pop-Ups

On September 16, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #45: Quick Kinesthetic Experiential Training Methods: 60 Second Pop-Ups

he kinesthetic learner is often the most difficult to satisfy in classroom training. However, there are some creative ways to add movement to classroom content review activities. These kinesthetic activities provide whole body learning, which increases retention.

Today, we will discuss 60-Second Pop-Ups, which Sharon Bowman introduces in her upcoming book: The Ten-Minute Trainer.

Sharon is an excellent kinesthetic trainer and a prolific author of such books as: Preventing Death by Lecture, Shake, Rattle & Roll: Using the Ordinary to Make Your Training Extraordinary, How to Give It so They Get It, and Presenting with Pizzazz. You can learn more about Sharon Bowman at her website: www.bowperson.com

What: A 60-Second Pop-Up involves having a Read the rest

Tip #44: Experiential Training Methods: Role Play

On September 9, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #44: Experiential Training Methods: Role Play

There are many different experiential training methods that ensure a rich learning experience. Today, we will discuss the Role Play.

What: A role play is a simulation of a real life situation.

When: It can be used at the beginning of a lesson to model an interactive skill that will be learned. It can also be used at the end of a lesson to evaluate the learners’ ability to apply what has been learned. Because role plays are intimidating to many learners, it is best not to schedule a role play until the end of a workshop when trust and comfort levels have been established.

Why: It is intended to provide an opportunity for the learners to observe Read the rest

Tip #43: Experiential Training Methods: Hands On Exercise

On September 6, 2004, Posted by , In learning activities, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #43: Experiential Training Methods: Hands On Exercise

There are many different experiential training methods that ensure a rich learning experience. Today, we will discuss the Hands On Exercise.

What: A hands on exercise provides practice in a desired skill, technique, or procedure.

When: It can be used at the beginning of a lesson to test the learners’ current skill and ability, or as a way to make a training point.

It is most frequently used at the end of a lesson to evaluate the learners’ ability to apply what has been learned.

Why: It is intended to provide an opportunity for the learners to practice new skills in a safe and monitored environment.

How: Prior to the hands on practice, the trainer should Read the rest