Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Paradox Bay, Lake Placid// course, Maurice did do a short recording of announcements and shout outs to our sponsors. Curious? You can listen to it here.

I came across this article in a Psychology Today blog post about the big elephant in the learning room, learning styles.

What are Learning Styles and Should Educators Use Them?  

Very interesting take including a great article reference to the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Great Britain) (LSRC) which produced a paper that indexes over 70 something different theories on how people gather, synthesize and process information.

Read and say what you think in the comments.

No by snigl3t on Flickr via CC Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

No by snigl3t on Flickr

Or You can get pearls at the 5 and dime.  Download the show HERE.

We started with a talk about creativity in the classroom for teachers and learners inspired by this article “Creative Teacher’ Is Not an Oxymoron,” (found by our Associate Producer and Very Usual Suspect Paul S. )  

The panel as I can remember:  Maurice Coleman, your host, (@baldgeekinmd) Paul Signorelli (@paulsignorelli)  Jules Shore (@7shores) and Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02)

Then we talked tools to encourage that creativity and the creation of the T is for Training book club. Books to inspire you and make you better at doing your bliss.

Contact us at tisfortrainingshow at  or on twitter @tisfortraining

Baltimore - BelieveThis week’s topic – The Role Beliefs Play in Training-Teaching-Learning – was based on the Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful LearningThe conversation was lively, even though there are few notes here. Go ahead…give it a listen!

On the call were Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Kelly Brannock (a first timer to the program), and Jules Shore. You can listen to the show here.

By the way, the seventh anniversary of T is for Training is on September 13, 2015. Yippee!

bunker or cat ?Paul Signorelli started the discussion about what we can do to help learners make the connection between learning and the audience they serve with that learning? For example, if you’re training people to do reference work, how do you train them to understand truly how to apply what they are learning to their workplace? Paul offered this blog post as inspiration: Clive Thompson on the New Literacy. Ideas included:

  • Role playing
  • Shadowing
  • Working a practical application of the skill
  • Project based learning
  • Having the work supervisor ask that the person (trainee) share what he/she learned
  • Learners need to come to the training with an idea of how they intend to use what they are going to learn
  • Ask people why they are attending the training and get them to articulate how they will use the information

We talked about asking for feedback, which not only helps the trainer, but also helps the learner understand the impact that the training had.  Feedback needs to gathered several weeks or months after the event, when people may have implemented what they have learned.

Can learners, who come together for a training, create a community that becomes a long-term support community? (An ongoing community of learning.) How about creating learning buddies?

Paul asked an interesting question, who owns your learning?

On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Jules Shore, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. You can listen to the show here.

Your Lips Touching Mine in the PhotoboothMaurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl talked about the online tools they have used for face-to-face training. Those tools include:

  • Google Doc for providing a list of resources that can be useful to participants during and after training. (And Google Sites if that still exists.)
  • YouTube so people can see how to do something.
  • Organization’s content management system or WordPress site.
  • SlideShare for pointing handouts and slides.
  • Evernote for sharing handouts, etc.
  • URL shorteners.
  • Bookmark sites (e.g.,

Video tools:

You can listen to the recording here.

With the ALA Annual Conference in a few weeks, the crew talked about their favorite conference attendance tips and tricks.  You can here the whole episode T is for Training.  On the call were Kate Kosturski (who hosted this episode), Andrea Snyder, Jules Shore and a drop-in visitor.

On the call were Stephanie Zimmerman, Mickey Coalwell, Michael Porter, Andrea Snyder,  Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Patti Poe, Maurice Coleman, and [for a short time] Jeremiah.  We began by discussing this article:

Plett, Heather (@heatherplett). What it means to “hold space” for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well.  March 11, 2015.

We also noted that Plett has written a follow-up article entitled,”How to hold space for yourself first,” which we encourage that people read.

Green space inside Slocum HallThe group talked about almost all of the eight tips and found relevance in all of them for both learners and trainers.  Patti noted that the tips describe a good work environment and good bosses.  It is also a good guide for mentoring, and a great reading for people, who work the reference desk.

Those of us, who were on the call, want to thank Heather Plett for these two articles.  She sparked a wonderful conversation among us!

A book mentioned during the show was Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.  There was also a quick reference to Six Thinking Hats.

You can listen to the show here.

On the call were Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman, who discussed how to ensure your training causes the change it was designed to do and what it means to be a 21st century learner. The conversation emerged from the article:

Conrad Gottfredson, Conrad and Bob Mosher. “Are You Meeting All Five Moments of Learning Need?” Learning Solutions Magazine, June 18, 2012.

Because Paul seems to read everything and remember what he read, he mentions several resources/books during the show.

You can listen to the show here.

On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, Andrea Snyder and Diane Hucklebee.  Two of the topics this week were inspiring continued change, doing what’s uncomfortable, and managing disruptive students/people.

You can listen to the show here.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 29 other followers