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By Sharon Bowman. How to teach adult learners ANYTHING in four easy steps.

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  • 1.In 4 Easy Steps For: Teachers, Trainers, Instructors, and PresentersBy: Sharon Bowman, author of Training from the BACK of the Room!

2. a penand paperbecause you will be taking some notes. 3. * 4. *YOU will rememberwhat you WRITEbetter than what you READ. 5. Write one or two facts. 6. You justconnected toprior learning. 7. Write a sentence describing it. 8. You just created your personal learning goal. 9. How might YOU connect these adultlearners to the content and to each other? 10. How might YOU connect these adult learners to the content and to each other?Quick-WriteSay: Write a sentencedescribing what youwant to learn and thentell your table groupwhat you wrote. 11. How might YOU connect these adult learners to the content and to each other?Quick-WritePair-ShareSay: Write a sentencedescribing what youSay: Introducewant to learn and then yourself to onetell your table groupother person andwhat you wrote. tell him or her three facts you already know about the topic. 12. How might YOU connect these adult learners to the content and to each other? Mark-Ups Say: Read theQuick-Write list of learningPair-Share objectives andSay: Write a sentencedescribing what youSay: Introduce circle the onewant to learn and then yourself to one most importanttell your table groupother person andto you. Tell yourwhat you wrote. tell him or her three table group facts you already which one you know about thecircled and why. topic. 13. 1. What is step #1?2. What shouldlearners connect to?Write your answers to theabove questions. Click backthrough the slides if yourenot sure of the answers. 14. Which items in the list below do NOT include images? Slides with bulleted lists (like this one) Handouts that include photos Verbal facts about the topic Personal stories about the topic Text-only handouts and charts 15. Which items in the list below do NOT include images? Slides with bulleted lists (like this one) Handouts that include photosNo Verbal facts about the topicimages here, Personal stories about the topic here, and here. Text-only handouts and charts 16. Write step #2 in your notes. 17. More oxygen is now flowing to your brainwhich will help you learn better. 18. 6 times6 ways 19. How might YOU have these adult learnersactively review content or actively practice skills? 20. T E A C H - BAC K S 21. T E A C H - BAC K SPair Teach-BackLearners divideinto pairs (ortriads) and taketurns explainingconcepts ordemonstratingskills theyvelearned duringthe class. 22. T E A C H - BAC K SPair Teach-BackTableLearners divide Teach-Backinto pairs (ortriads) and take Each table groupturns explaining chooses aconcepts orconcept or skilldemonstratingto explain orskills theyve demonstrate tolearned during the rest of thethe class. class. 23. T E A C H - BAC K SPair Teach-BackTableClassLearners divide Teach-Backinto pairs (or Teach-Backtriads) and take Each table group The class dividesturns explaining chooses ainto half. Eachconcepts orconcept or skill half teaches ordemonstratingto explain ordemonstrates askills theyve demonstrate to concept or skilllearned during the rest of theto the other half.the class. class. 24. Here is a list of other practice activities. Which ARE examples of step #3? Playing a review flashcard game Taking part in a skill-related skit Reading a set of slides Participating in job-shadowingor on-the-job training Watching a topic-related video 25. Here is a list of other practice activities. Which ARE examples of step #3? Playing a review flashcard game Yes, Taking part in a skill-related skit these are Reading a set of slides examplesNo ofactive practiceactive Participating in job-shadowing here orpractice.or on-the-job training here. Watching a topic-related video 26. Consider thesewhen choosing apractice activity: 27. Consider thesewhen choosing apractice activity: 28. Write a one-sentence summary of step #3 in your notes. 29. Write a statementcomparing what youknew about how adultslearn with what younow know. 30. Reread yourpersonal learning goaland think about what youplan to do with what youve learned. 31. Self-assessmentsWritten or verbal testsSimulationsDemonstrationsProjectsTeach-backsPeer reviewsOn-the-job performance 32. A commitment to use what has been learnedor practiced. 33. 1. What is step #4?Write the answer. If not sure, click to the next slide. 2. What should learners do during step #4? Write the answer. If not sure, click back to slide #51. 34. Step #1: Step #3:Get them connected. Let them do it. Step #2: Step #4: Show and tell.Stand backand applaud. 35. The 4 steps are about HUMAN learning, not just adult learning.Try them out with your children at home or your students at school.Teach other parents, friends, and co-workers what youve learned. 36. Click through the slides and see if you canfind all the ways you were invited andencouraged to participate.Use interactive elements like these in anytype of computer-based training, includingyour own Slide Share presentations.Your learners will be glad you did! 37. Books bySharon Bowman 38. www.amazon.com for book purchaseswww.Bowperson.com for free book excerpts 39. SharonBowmanwww.Bowperson.com

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