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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to….. The Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom is a technique you can use to maximise the effectiveness of the face-to-face time that you have with your learners.   What is it? Traditionally when you deliver learning face-to-face the session is made up of both

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5 Top Tips To Get Creative

Training, education, facilitating, developing, teaching… whatever your preferred terminology they all have one thing in common, and that is that they all require a fair degree of creativity if they are going to be done well. I don’t know about

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The Importance of the H&S Briefing

Have you ever wondered why you do a Health and Safety brieing at the start of every face-to-face session?  Or have you just always trotted out the same old speech about fire exits, fire alarms and fire drills that you

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to Lesson Plans

Once you’ve done your Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and developed your learning outcomes, the next step is to map our your lesson plan.  Don’t be put off by its jargon-y title it’s just the document which sets out the content

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to the 70:20:10 Learning Model

The 70:20:10 learning model basically provides a formula for trainers and L&D professionals to use as a guide when they are creating learning solutions.  By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of the

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Made Simple

The taxonomy (a fancy word for classification) was created by a committee of educators and chaired by Benjamin Bloom (which is where it got it’s name).  It was a model originally developed (first published around 1956, but worked on from

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to The Graveyard Slot

Every day I have an energy slump right after lunch.  And I know I’m not alone.  In fact most people experience some kind of energy dip in the afternoon (research has actually pinpointed the time to 2.16pm!) and it’s generally

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to External Factors which Can Affect Learning

It is generally accepted that how people learn is a complex and individual process, with each person learning in different ways; through different methods and each having a preferred method of learning. If you want to learn more you can

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to The Learning Cycle

The Learning Cycle is key to being able to develop an effective session. It helps you ensure you provide all the components of learning to ensure success. By far the most well known models is David A. Kolb’s 1984 model

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to Learning Objectives

When I start working with a new client, typically we’ll pick a particular project and work through it from beginning to end in detail.  This can either be done retrospectively as a review or live as the project is being

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