500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers

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Human Resource Development, 2006 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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Approach any training challenge with these new, . fresh and inspired solutions. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers. Marlene Caroselli. Make your teaching and their learning fun, fast-paced and functional. This toolkit of 500 tips and techniques is designed for trainers at all levels of experience who enjoy experimenting, discovering and evolving. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers covers all the important basic, including how to: . OCo Have participants introduce themselves. OCo Test for understanding. OCo Add humor. OCo Give feedback. OCo Use questions. OCo Use quotations. OCo Have groups report. OCo Get through printed material. OCo Appoint group leaders. YouOCOll also get creative ways to deal with reluctant learners, make subject matter relevant, encourage participant-learning after the course has ended, develop study habits, make take-home assignments relevant and more. Each of the bookOCOs 20 chapters contains an overview. Within the activities is a wide variety of tips, suggestions, options, cautions, FYI tidbits and recommendations. Use the brainteasers scattered throughout the book to assess the brainpower in the room, when the class needs a mental break, after lunch to get juices flowing again or whenever you have odd minutes to fill. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers concludes with an appendix section packed with feedback discussion questions, grammar tests, intuition quizzes, leadership quotesOCoeverything you need to bring training sessions to life and achieve maximum results."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Investors Guide
3
25 Ways to Have Participants Introduce Themselves
9
25 Ways to Test for Understanding
23
25 Ways to Add Humor
39
25 Ways to Give Feedback
53
25 Ways to Use Questions
67
25 Ways to Use Quotations
81
25 Ways to Develop Study Habits
237
25 Ways to Conduct NonThreatening Competition
251
25 Ways to Make TakeHome Assignments Relevant
267
25 Ways to Think on Your Feet
281
25 Ways to Develop SelfConfidence
301
Appendix
323
Collective Nouns
325
Discussion Questions About Feedback
327

25 Ways to Have Groups Report
97
25 Ways to Get Through Printed Material
111
25 Ways to Choose Group Leaders
127
25 Ways to Fill Odd Moments
141
25 Ways to Deal with Reluctant Learners
157
25 Ways to Make the Subject Matter Relevant
173
25 Ways to Review
189
25 Ways to Encourage Participant Learning After the Course Has Ended
205
25 Ways to Encourage Managers Principals and Parents to Continue the Learning
221
Sample Grammar Test
329
Sample Intuition Quiz
331
Selected Quotations on Leadership
333
ThoughtProvoking Proverbs
335
Sample Letters of Commendation
337
A Training Checklist
339
About the Author
343
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Marlene Caroselli (Rochester, NY) is a successful author and frequent contributor to leading business publications including Stephen Convey's Executive Excellence.

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