What are we going to do? Tell them first in a different way! Give them the BIG picture. To truly engage Learners from the start you need to give them the big picture and overview. This video gives you a Brain friendly alternative way of doing this as opposed to the usual PowerPoint slide with the typed-up bullet point Expectations and Learning Outcomes. It is a powerful explanation of the journey these videos are going to take you on.
Early Engagement Part 1
Are your students ready to learn? This first video clip on Early Engagement explains how important it is to get students mentally present and ready to learn. It talks about the five key states to assist the brain to learn. The first few minutes of any workshop is essential to set the scene; in particular you want them to realise that this Training will be different and exciting right from the start. You will have then achieved Mental engagement.
Early Engagement Part 2
Get 'em early and get 'em quick! This second video on Early Engagement builds on part 1 and goes through several ideas which, when used in the first 5-6 minutes of a lesson, grabs the learners’ interest and curiosity so they become mentally in the room and ready to learn instantly.
Keeping it Real Part 1
Make your training 'Real, Relevant and Useful!' This is what people are hungering for from training and education. This Principle of Brain Friendly Training is vital for learner engagement and transfer of learned information back into the workplace. It does have to be planned for and implemented. There are three modules that suggest things you might need to do in the Design phase before the event, during the event and after the event to achieve this. In this first module we will look at practical things you can do before the workshop to ensure successful transfer of new skills into the workplace.
Keeping it Real Part 2
'Do it' to make your training 'Real, Relevant and Useful'! Model your training on good Driver Education. Training can’t just be a talk fest, it must be experienced. Be clear that your students need to experience and understand, not just 'know', the theory for real and sustainable learning to occur.
Help your students 'get' new info! By telling a story or using a metaphor it will become more alive and impactful, if it is built around a Universal experience that your students can relate to easily. Again, in Brain science and adult Learning Principles, if we can link our teaching to previous learning or experiences it facilitates a quicker understanding of concepts and more powerful retention. The use of Universals in our delivery is the wire that makes linked connections.
Experience and feel the concepts! This is one of the most powerful teaching tools we have. Conscious Convincers (a) involve the student actually experiencing concepts within their own bodies first, (b) having a WOW experience and then, (c) being hungry and receptive to the theory. Be prepared to experience this yourself during this video, and have fun doing it.