A note from the host…

4748 days ago, the first T is for Training happened. I had an idea to start a podcast for library trainers, since we were usually the lone wolves in our places of work.

It was a pilot show with three friends, Beth, Bobbi and Jennifer, and we talked about 23 Things and learning while playing (remember that?), Active Shooter Training (unfortunately still needed) and a Trainer Bi*ch Session (also still needed.) With show links on Delicio.us *RIP*

Also, the very cool Trainer’s Alphabet was discussed on FriendFeed (RIP) Here is a link to the two August 2008 posts about the pilot show and the Trainer’s Alphabet. August 2008 T is for Training Posts

Unfortunately, those older shows, along with the first 150 episodes or so, are lost in the ether.

If you happen to have any copies of our older shows, drop us a line!

This show as survived MANY changes.

Life changes.

Job Changes.

Support Changes.

But we still try to do something useful every two weeks (most of the time.)

The real first show took place on September 12th, 2008. But the show on August 29th is the first place T is for Training happened.

It has been a long and fun thirteen years and counting.

Thank all (five) of you for listening, and I hope you all continue to support us with your kind words and thoughts.

Also JOIN US on a Thursday night. You know you want to…

Maurice @baldgeekinmd Coleman

@TisForTraining 293 When beautiful theory meets bloody facts

Tonight Maurice, Paul, Tom and Jill were joined by James Richardson. Richardson is a Sacramento-based writer, farmhand, Episcopal priest, and a former newspaper colleague of Paul’s at The UCLA Daily Bruin. His story about how he moved from full-time work as a journalist to being a minister by learning to move “from no to yes.” Richardson has continued to write, including a book on Willie Brown and has a second book coming out next year (The Abolitionist’s Journal: The Memories of an Anti-Slavery Family is the working title). We talked about going from no to yes in training, other aspects of our lives, and in institutions. Why are people resistant to change? What in their immunity system is stopping them?

BTW this episode connects well with our conversation with Sardek Love (episode 283).

Best quote: The is nothing so tragic as when a beautiful theory meets a bloody fact.

Richardson and crewListen to this episode on Talkshoe or wherever you get your podcasts.


@TisForTraining 292: The More Painful the Failure, the More Effective the Lesson

Clark QuinnOn tonight’s show was Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Tom Haymes, and our guest, Clark Quinn, a frequent author. Quinn came to talk about his new book, Learning Science for Instructional Designers: From Cognition to Application (released in April 2021).  This book is for a broad range of people beyond instructional designers, including coaches and parents. He wants people, who read the book to be able to create learning experiences for themselves and others that help people achieve the learning they want.
We talked about sections of the book, developing training (classes) in academic institutions, and creating training in libraries.  One thing that came up was that a training session may not be what is needed. For example, would a job aid be better?  And what happens after the training to reinforce what they needed from the training?
Great quote from the book (p. 20):
we can facilitate, or hinder, comprehension by the choices we make.
Clark Quinn is always a wonderful guest! And this show was as packed with information as his latest book. Give it a listen, the buy the book.