For a training session to be effective, a trainer needs to do more than to just share knowledge.
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When a person is learning something new in a classroom, the environment of the classroom affects the learning as much as the teaching. The responsibility of creating and maintaining the best environment for learning falls upon the trainer. Here are some methods using which a trainer can quickly create an open, controlled and fun environment for learning.
It’s Good to be Frank
As a trainer, you will need to take the lead to show the trainees that you would prefer if they are honest and open during the training. You may lead them by example by telling them about personal instances that relate to the topic being taught or being semi-formal in your communications at times. Remember to begin building this kind of an environment at the initial stage of the training so that the participants are aware of how they are expected to communicate and behave during the training.
If the trainees are frank, you will have the advantage of knowing exactly how they are responding to the learning. It will also help you and the trainees to have exchanges that will improve active learning.
Along with building frankness, you must build and maintain control over the class. An effective way of doing that is to control the time period of exchanges and activities. You decide when a communication needs to be wrapped up, and for how long an activity must be conducted.
Maintaining control is essential in building a dynamic yet controlled environment for learning. As a trainer, you are the leader and must have control over the training environment.
We all like to do things that provides us with enjoyment. If an activity is pleasurable, our minds are the most receptive to it. To engage the trainees, and help the quick gaining and retention of knowledge, you can include humour and fun activities in your training sessions. It will keep the trainees relax and be more attentive to the teaching.
While you are training, the trainees are taking cues from your verbal and nonverbal communications about you and what you are expressing. If you are having fun training them, they will be more likely to become interested in learning. On the other hand, if a trainer provides training mechanically without interest in how the trainees are responding to it, then the trainees will become disinterested and reluctant to learn.
Learning something new puts a strain on the mind, and therefore, a trainer needs to encourage learning by using methods that make learning fun and effective. Top trainers use challenges, humour, goals, and offer freedom to the trainees to help them quickly grasp new knowledge and to retain it. The development of these techniques help trainers to have fun with training, manage their training sessions successfully, and help the trainees to gain the most in the least time.
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