I have now facilitated several courses using the provided techniques and not only did the courses get even better reviews from attendees (and I had always received great reviews) I had a LOT more fun facilitating the classes. This book is truly life changing for me as I suspect it will be for others.
– Robert C. “Agile Bob” Hartman
Sharon L. Bowman’s book, Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn has been making the rounds of agile trainers for some time now, so we are thrilled that Sharon will be tailoring this two day workshop to an agile audience. The essence of her philosophy is that the learning that sticks with students the longest is that which they have taught themselves. As a trainer, your goal is not to stand and deliver, but to facilitate opportunities for your students to create their own aha! moments.
What this Workshop Covers
During this fast-paced two day workshop, you will learn new active learning techniques based on current cognitive neuroscience–the brain science behind how human beings really learn. These techniques are a natural fit with any agile practice, and will help you facilitate your own agile workshops and scrum team meetings with greater ease and confidence. Take your training skills to a new level with this high-energy, practical, informative and memorable workshop. After participating in this learning adventure, you will be able to:
Choose from over two dozen active learning strategies: one-minute openers, closers, topic-related energizers, and collaborative review exercises.
Use a variety of “interactive lecture” formats to liven up even the most factual, lecture-based content segments.
Apply six brain science principles and two crucial pieces of brain research that dramatically increase learners’ attention, retention, and engagement.
Demonstrate the brain science principles using your own Agile and Scrum course content and watch learner excitement and retention skyrocket.
Create your own trainer’s toolbag of easy and practical instructional strategies that turn passive listeners into active learners every time you teach, train, or coach others.
Effective, mind-opening, innovative! No teacher or trainer in the 21st century should enter a classroom without this training!
Rose Mary Sheldon, Professor
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
This was the most useful course I have attended in my career – lifelong learning at its finest!
Michelle Hutchings-Medina, Instructor
A fun, interactive, and effective way to learn how to teach in a fun, interactive, and effective way.
Paul Figueroa, Captain of Police
Oakland Police Department, CA
About the Instructor
Sharon L. Bowman trains trainers of all stripes. She helps educators and business people “teach it quick and make it stick,” fine-tuning their information-delivery skills and turning their passive listeners into active learners. She is the author of five popular books, including Training From the Back of the Room! and The Ten Minute Trainer.
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