I still bring practical ideas to teachers. Just finished this year’s round of teacher training. Had a great time with some leading teachers.
Ha! They asked for even higher level of information. For a minutes this really crunched, twisted and upset me. The industry is working so very hard to get trainers, and even college instructors, to give less and less info. Yes. Of course, they would be upset by having it put that way. “Active Learning” is what they would call it. Of course, I understand humor and activities and application, but if you press on that button so much that the trainer is not permitted to speak, and if you load up humor and activities that really aren’t related, what you are doing is reducing the content. In some quarter this is exactly what is wanted.
Well, not in this center. I ask what their best training experience has been — so I can shoot in the same direction. “She gave us so much material we couldn’t write fast enough!” WHAT? Oh, this is not what the state folks, the federal folks, the famous professional association wants. But if that is what my client wants, great, let me give that. You want “take aways” — tips for what to do tomorrow? Okay, I gave them 101.
And that is business too: figure out who your customer is, and provide the best solution for your customer. Okay, but what about….all that I am taught to do? Except for ethical naggings, the other voices must be relegated, at best, for another day. If it is good info, offer it to the client, but you are the servant leader; the client decides.So let me know what your needs are – fun or fulsome – and we will fit the bill.
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? “
Thanks to Stat Counter!
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