Lots of training is going on. Various prices. Various content. What is worth it?
Directors are cost conscious, but free can be a very bad deal, even expensive. You can waste your time. You can get bad information. Your center can have a worse culture. Someone could be hurt. Overall, you can lose an opportunity.
What is most important? Good training. Altogether so obvious that it is missed. You want training that will actually help your employees, your center, or you be better at what you do. You want correct information — not old saws that we all know — but new information, grounded in science and experience.
Science AND experience — not just one or the other. You want something that is real, not something that everyone knows. Science is good at testing that. It is not perfect, but good are getting to reality. How things are implemented, how things are organized, led, made real in the practical sense, though, takes more than theory. It takes real experience.
There is the rub. Not just anyone is an expert. Not someone who has 70 times repetition of one years’ experience. Not just always a professor or theoretician or research, although they certainly have their place. Ideally you want someone who can bring you both. It might be rare, but that is the ideal.
Can you find someone who has been a leader and a change agent? Can you find someone who brings new to you, but tested ideas? Then can you find someone who you can stand to listen to?
Some are funny. Some are cheap. Not all are good. Look for real good — both real and good.
What they are saying….
How could this session be improved? No, this was perfect actually. Loved that it allowed for discussion.
“Knowledge of presenter is outstanding; makes it easy to sit through training.”
“Very helpful to use in my classroom.”
“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm, eagerness to connect with her audience and her down to earth personality that really brought forth new tactics in teaching, but also interesting insights to people skills in all! I will implement much of her lesson into my classroom as well as my home and personal life.”
“I love love loved the tidbits of the history of teaching you included…. I would love to dig deeper into how … education has changed and [talk about how to] “get back to basics.”
What did you like best about this seminar? She had an emphasis on Christ centered education. (This was in a church affiliated preschool.)
What did you like best?
- Where to find books [relating to] morals.
- Plenty of time for discussion was given.
- Explanation of the class which I could understand well.
- Learning how to incorporate values into our planning.
What I like to hear most, and often do: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “
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