mmm…T is for Training number 213 on Friday the 13th!  On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Andrea Snyder.  The gang talked talked about George Couros’ (@gcouros)  eight characteristics of the innovator’s mindset and riffs off of that  theme, which included TTWWADI (That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It).  By the way, TTWWDI is usually not a good answer.

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Due to various holidays and the schedule of our host, Maurice, this is the T is for Training schedule for the remainder of 2017. We will be chatting and recording at 2 p.m. ET on:

  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 17
  • December 8th.
  • Dec. 22 (Our year-end show)

Our first show in 2018 will be on Jan. 8. We’ll then aim to record every two weeks throughout 2018.

T is for Training exists for YOU and always does better when YOU are involved.  Please consider calling-in and being part of the conversation.  The phone number for calling in is  (724) 444-7444. When prompted enter the Call ID: 24719.  If you want to join us on chat (the conversation behind the conversation), you can do that through the TalkShoe web site.  Yes, you can just participate in chat, but then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of interrupting Paul when he talks!

September 29th 2017 programming information.

Hey Folks:

There will be no T is for Training today. Life and other commitments keep us from taping today.

Join us in two weeks on October 13th 2017 for show 213 and a ton of engaging talk.

See you then.

@baldgeekinmd

 

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Jill’s TIFT view

On the call today were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.   We talked about:

Resources for today’s show:

This was the 9th anniversary of T is for Training! Episode 1 was on September 12, 2008.  We would like YOU to help us celebrate our longevity by contributing reviews of this podcast to iTunes (one of the places this podcast is published).  Leaving a review in iTunes is not as easy as living a review on some other web sites, but it would mean a lot if you would do it.  This site has information (with photos) on how to leave a review.  As Maurice said, be honest. We’re trainers and appreciate feedback, no matter what it is.  Thank you!

Classroom.

Outdoor classroom

On the call were Jodie Borgerding, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Mark (high school librarian in Calgary, Canada).  On this show, we talked about the course development work Jill has been doing and what she has learned from it.  Along the way, we talked about live and asynchronous learning, flipped classrooms, engaging learners, and more.  We had a good conversation and a few good laughs!

Our next show will be on Sept. 15 (2 p.m. ET).  We are planning to discuss the content found on the Liberating Structures web site.  Feel free to look at the web site, then join us on the call.

After the rain

After the rain

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl and a TalkShoe wanderer named Jesse. Maurice and Jill talked about the training topics that are on our minds (e.g., minute pages, screenshots).  We ended by touching on requirements regarding student consumer information.

This was a 36 minute show.

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Constraint

Constraint

On the call were Kate Kosturski (moderator), Paul Signorelli, Henry Mensch (newbie), Angela Paterek, Diane Huckaby, Jules Shore, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about the article, How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Learning Opportunities, which includes a link to a 5-minute video.  Our stories included ideas of creativity in training, improv classes, and more.

By the way,  when we came up with today’s title, Jules chimed in with (from Only the Good Die Young): “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners have much more fun.” When you are faced with a constraint, you need to be able to smile, laugh, and move forward.

It was a good conversation today and we hope you’ll give it a listen.

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Paul (on the right) at the New Media Consortium conference

On the call were Jodie Borgerding (new to the show!), Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman. We began by talking about library signage and the recommendation of libraries doing a yearly signage audit.  We then moved to talking about the digital face of the library.

Web sites mentioned:

You can listen to the episode through Talkshoe.

BTW Even though Paul Signorelli was not on the call, we want to toss him some “love” by sharing the photo we used.

Addendum: Jill sent Henderson County Public Library a Twitter message to tell them about their contact page and they fixed it right away!  Thanks, HCPL.

Sometimes it is worth telling someone (or an institution) what you think is obvious, because it may not actually be obvious.

OwlIn this episode, Andrea Snyder and Maurice Coleman talk about service to rural libraries, and specifically about the Ontario, Wyoming, Wayne and Livingston county (OWWL) libraries in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Sites mentioned in this episode include:

The next T is for Training will be in one-month on July 7. (2017).  By the way, if you’re attending the ALA Annual Conference (June 22-27), please look for Maurice there.

Blog MicrophoneAs a follow-up  to this blog post, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl talked about podcasts they recommend for summer listening (and those long road trips):

Enjoy and “see” you in two weeks!

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