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First you should know that this episode starts about 5 minutes into the recording.  So fast forward to the five-minute mark.  (We’re still not used to the upgrades that TalkShoe did this year….and we’re technology people.)

On the call were Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  Maurice told us briefly about the MDLIBTECH one-day event (MD Tech Connect / #MDtechconnect2018) he had just attended at the Universities at Shady Grove.  The keynote speaker was Matthew Reidsma, who has written several articles and books, including “Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Systems.” This launched us into a discussion about how to eliminate bias in our training sessions. Our T is for Training started and ended on that topic (eliminate bias in our training ).  In the middle we talked about the adverse affect social media can have on use when parts of our past resurface and affect what we are doing today. The phrase “the past is the present” was used several times, as we acknowledged that who we were in the past (and what we said or did) represents who were are today.  In terms of that and in fighting bias in training sessions, we all noted that “it is really hard.”

This was an important conversation for us, because it acknowledged places where we need to be more thoughtful and where we know we will make mistakes.  You can  hear us thinking, struggling, and striving.

Our next T is for Training will be on December 21 and it will be our last for 2018.  We hope you’ll join us!


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A black and white cat on a book shelf.

On Nov. 9, Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, and Paul Signorelli talked about the KQED article “20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students” and of course the conversation developed from there!

Yes, there was a guest cat on this episode!

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli and Diane Huckabay. Fodder for the show was in two articles found by Paul:

Overconfident Students, Dubious Employers

5 Keys to Better Align College Training With Workforce Needs

The schedule of T is for Trainings for the remainder of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 is:

  • November 9
  • November  23 – No show (Black Friday)
  • December 7
  • December 21 (Stay tuned because we all may be too deep into holiday prep for a show)
  • January 4, 2019
  • January 18, 2019

On the momentous call were Andrea Snyder, Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Henry Mensch, and Paul Signorelli.  This was our 10th anniversary episode, and we reflected on the topics that have stood out to us, including:

  • The use of shipping containers to create additional space for libraries.
  • The flipped classroom.
  • The personal and professional connections we have made through the show.
  • The fun personal in-person group recordings we used to do.
  • Who has been involved, including guest hosts.  We gave a special shoot out to Julie Strange, who is now a successful small business owner.
  • Maurice’s one-on-one interviews.
  • Providing critique and advice of conferences, training sessions, etc.

You can listen to this 10th anniversary episode on the TalkShoe platform or through places like iTunes.  If you haven’t done so, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Finally, Maurice is looking for guest hosts for the next two episodes (Sept. 28 and Oct. 12). If you’re interested, please contact him!  (His normal guest hosts are tied up.)

Below are a few photos from our 10 years….

T is is for Training Crew ready for lunch

CILDC FireCon

TisforTraining Live from Princeton & Pres4Lib

T is for Training

Book art at the Columbus Public Library (Ohio)On today’s call were Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about books, etc., that have helped us keep up-to-date on what is happening in our teaching-training-learning industry.

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After this listening to this show, if you know have a resource to share with us, and the rest of the T is for Training family, please leave a comment!

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in two weeks and hope some of our T is for Training colleagues will join us.

Little Dutch shoesOn the call were Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Laura Fothergill, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about the article “Use ‘Metaphorical Scaffolding’ to Learn the Hard Stuff,” by Charles Chu, from The Polymath Project site. We also spent time talking about how we have used metaphors in our training and then digressed into talking about the new TalkShoe interface.

A great quote from the article is:

High-level thinkers are not dark magicians — they’re smart-but-otherwise-ordinary people who’ve picked up some interesting tricks.

You can listen to the entire show on the TalkShoe platform (53 minutes).  One reason, by the way, to listen to the entire show is that you can hear a group of technical people learn and adapt to a new Internet platform on the fly.

Thinking About This Specific T is for Training (and the new TalkShoe interface)

Being forced into using new technology without training is like turning four year olds loose is a playpen.

Using new technology can be like falling asleep and waking up in a new place, and finding that everything you knew was gone and you only understood every third word of the language you heard.

Updated TalkShoe

TalkShoe, the service used to host and record the shows, has updated itself – and did this throw us for a loop!  Please take a moment and give our page a look.  Also notice that it now displays how many times T is for Training has been downloaded just from TalkShoe! Wow…you all love us!

Along with the change in look, the phone number to call into the show has changed.  It is now (605) 562-0444.  Our show ID has remained the same (24719).

And So a Reminder

You can now stream/download episodes of the show back to January 2015. To download an episode, you click on the episode, then look in the upper right corner for the three dots. From there you can either download the episode or link to the episode recording.

Episodes previous to that were lost in the great Talkshoe Server Fail of 2018.

Swamp ReflectionOn the call were Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder and Paul Signorelli.  Their conversation used Deborah Farmer Kris’s KQED Mind/Shift article “5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students” as a jumping off point for a conversation about “Using Our Brains to Help Our Students.”  Resources from the call are in a separate blog post.

Six elements for high-quality project-based learningOn today’s call were Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli. Our topic was project-based learning.  We generated a number of ideas, including:

  • Have a clear goal for the project-based learning activity.
  • Help the learners understand their own dispositions.
  • Have someone external to the team act as a facilitator or support.
  • Have learners share how they work on projects (e.g., last minute, face-to-face, collaboration tools).
  • Help teammates understand how to support each other and provide feedback to each other.  Make sure they don’t do each other’s work.

And more if you listen to the entire show.  There is also a minor rant, but we’ll let you discover that on your own.

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Our next T is for Training will be on April 13, in four weeks!  We will not record on March 30.

A Brief T is for Training History: The first T is for Training occurred on Sept 12, 2008. (Sadly, it looks like TalkShoe doesn’t have those early episode available for your listening pleasure.) Since then, we’ve recorded new episodes every two weeks, with a few skipped weeks due to holidays, and have even done several live sessions, which meant that participants were actually in the room together at some library conference. Maurice, our Bald Geek in Maryland, also did some interviews and published them as episodes. So perhaps there have been more than 222 to date, but whose counting! We have had a long list of participants and most of them appear in the column on the right side of this site. Most have been from the U.S., but others have been from other countries, including South Africa and Australia.  Episodes are available through your favorite podcast service (e.g., iTunes) and on the Talkshoe web site.

If you have been on T in the past, please consider stopping by as we work our way towards our 10th anniversary!  And be sure to to listen to today’s show.

Cinderella's Using WiFiOn the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Clark Quinn, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We discussed tools we use for online collaboration.   Paul pointed to this KQED article as background for the conversation.

Tools we mentioned included:

It was noted that wikis are not as “hot” as they were 10 years ago.  And there was a random mention of Google Wave (w-h-a-t?).

You can hear the episode here as well as through places like iTunes.  Our next two shows will be on March 16 (hosted by Paul Signorelli) and then on April 13.  (We’re skipping March 30, which is Good Friday.)

ALA Midwinter signage in DenverOn the call were Kate Kosturki, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, and Samantha (Sam) Becker. We talked about winning the war on complacency in education.    We need to illuminate exemplars and expose people to different ways of engaging learners.  Can we learn from our own experiences?

As teachers, we need to help students/learners to understand how to learn better.  We can’t just teach them the subject, but how the student can learn more about it in the future.

Technology are not a meaningless set of tools.  We need to understand how to use the technology in meaningful ways to meet our goals.

All stakeholders need to come together to think about how various disciplines play together, and how learned can acquire multi-interdisciplinary skills.

Students/learners need to acquire foundational, core and specialty skills.  Sam noted that there are a broad range of foundational skills which people need. Some of this might be done through personalized learning.   Jill noted that the acquisition of those foundational, core and specialty skills might occur with technology being a means or clue.

This conversation connected to our previous conversation with Jonathan Nalder. Sam and Jonathan have worked together and she is was part of the genesis of  First on Mars.

What are some simple things we can do to help our folks get to a place where they can be successful with technology?

  • Digital literacy initiatives
  • Space for collaboration using technology
  • Space for using technology
  • Building in professional development for staff, so staff can then support technology learning

What’s the first thing you would say directly to trainer-teacher-learners to reverse that the part of learning that is passive (referred to in our conversation as the 90% piece of the pie)?  We talked about several solutions.

Question: Can we do personalization at scale?  What can we do face-to-face as well as online?

You can listen to the entire conversation on the TalkShoe website, as well as through your favorite podcast service (e.g., iTunes).  And don’t forget to rate the show, so we might get a rating that shows during our 10th year!

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