Breaking up the monotony–teaching with creativity. Do you sit in class and dread the experience because the instrucftor just drones on? Here’s a way to avoid that. So, if you don’t teach yourself, pass on this blog to those that do!
If you teach: Do you know the process to break people into small groups and run a successful small group exercise?
In less than 2 weeks, I’ll be doing my unique version of Instructor Development Workshop. * (May 22-23 in Bellevue, Washington). One of the most challenging, yet most effective teaching method, is using small groups. These can be task force, case study, and role play. I say ‘most challenging’, because these small groups frequently go wrong. Why? Because the facilitators don’t know how to organize, run, and summarize them correctly. So, recently, I added this 12-point checklist to use to assure your small group exercise will go as you want it to go! Grab the 12-point checklist at the end of this blog.
*This course fulfills a qualification for you to teach clock-hour approved courses in Washington state, and it includes 15 real estate clock hours.
Why Not Just Talk Your Way Through your Class?
In a word–because it’s boring!
Today, more than ever, your audience won’t focus on you and your droning lecture for more than 10 minutes. So, you’d better change it up with various teaching methods.
In my Instructor Development Workshop, I demonstrate several creative methods. We try them out, and then you try them out in a sample teaching situation. Rather than ‘winging it’ by trying out these methods on ‘real people’, you have a chance to watch me and then take part in several teaching situations.
Application to Your Course
Another new feature I’ve added to my Instructor Development Course is more application of these teaching methods to your course. Unfortunately, most courses aren’t written with instructor direction. In fact, they’re not even written as courses. Instead, they’re ‘streams of consciousness’. It’s very hard to take all those words and make them into a teaching course!
So, I now have you bring a module of the course you want to teach–or are teaching–to our Instructor Development class. We spend some time deciding which teaching methods would fit into that section of your course. You walk away with a much better grasp–and concrete skills–to make that course come alive!
Join Me for a Unique Instructor Experience
Even if you’ve taken other instructor development courses, I promise you’ll get new strategies–for teaching, for presenting, and for course creativity. Plus, we have a lot of fun doing the course, too.
Grab my 12-point checklist for running those small group exercises here.
Join Me for Instructor Development in May!
Why not polish your presentation, teaching, and facilitation skills, gain 15 clock hours, and have a great time at it? I’d love to work with you to do all these things. Click here for more information and registration. See you May 22!