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Making Adult Learning Active and Keeping It Flowing

Have your ever sat through a training session where the trainer did the majority of the talking? How about a session where there was little interaction between attendees? If you answered yes to either of these questions you know why it … Continue reading


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Whimsical Ways to Engage Learners and Prop Up Your Adult Learning Events

Many professional trainers and adult educators continually look for ways to gain the attention of, inspire and entertain adult learners as they attempt to help learners more effectively gain, retain, recall and use what they experience in the classroom. If you study … Continue reading


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How To Make A Flip Chart – Five Back to the Basics Tips

Flip charts have been around for decades and have served thousands of presenters, trainers, adult educators, facilitators, managers and team leaders admirably. They have helped to reinforce spoken messages, post ideas and information for reference, collect brilliant ideas during training and brainstorming … Continue reading


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Three Reasons to Limit Information on a Flip Chart

There are three primary adult learning styles or modalities: Visual learner, kinesthetic learner and auditory learner. Flip charts typically aid the visual learners most, since they better gain, retain, recall and use information when they see it. Related to the … Continue reading


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Three Tips for Improving Flip Chart Effectiveness

If you are like me, you love to use flip charts in training and adult educational settings and in meetings. They are definitely low-tech and they are very versatile and useful. I recommend that every manager have one in his … Continue reading


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Addresssing Howard Gardner’s Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence in Adult Learning Envirionments

Howard Gardner published his research on seven intelligences in 1983 and later added an eighth intelligence category.  His perspective on learning differed from the traditional view that intelligence was primarily a linear process that was quantifiably measured through intuitive Intelligence Quotient … Continue reading


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Engaging Adult Learners Through Use of a Music-Based Learning Activity

Brain-based research indicates that by incorporating music, fun and novelty into adult learning environments, the opportunity to maximize formation of memories and learner retention improves. The following is a creative training activity that can help improve the chance that learning … Continue reading


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The Power of Training Aids in Adult Learning Environments

Using effective training aids in your training session can help reinforce your verbal message while stimulating the brains of your learners and tapping into different learning styles (modalities). By creating and using effective support material, you can help ensure that … Continue reading


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Flip Chart 101 – Creative Ways to Post Flip Chart Pages On Walls

Designing and drawing creative flip chart pages for adult learning workshops with graphics takes time and effort, depending how complex you make them. Due to the energy you put into them, you should consider ways to make them as durable as … Continue reading


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Train the Trainer Tips – Illustrating a Flipchart with Graphics

Effective facilitation skills are crucial for you to be an effective trainer or educator. One basic skills needed is knowing how to creatively share information with your adult learners so that you tap into their visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. … Continue reading


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