Motivation. The Right Stuff.

Why is it that certain people end up as trainers?  Some people seek this position out but other come to it accidentally.  What attributes are essential to be a trainer? Is someone born a trainer or do they become one?

Let’s first explore a skill set. Trainers need to be problem solvers, mindful of others, self-aware, and friendly, among other things.  Some of these characteristics are traits that we acquire as we grow and others can be easily learned.  I think I should say fate is garbage.   I’m of the opinion that if we want something and we are willing to put in the time and Continue reading

TBF021 – The Value of Failure

We take a look at the value of failure this week.  I do a little sharing with my own personal failures and value that I took away from them.  We also look a couple exercises that you can do to find the value in your own personal short comings.

We start off by talking about an article that I read on Lifehacker, written by Thorin Klosowski. The article is about his To D’oh list.  It’s a pretty good way to look at instant review of errors. Continue reading


TBF005 – Self Awareness. Take a good, hard look at yourself.

This week we explore Self Awareness and the importance of it for educators.

The first thing that we discuss is the Johari Window and it’s importance for self exploration. We also look at a few things you can do to share a bit of yourself with other which, of course, leads to better relationships. Here’s a link to the wikipedia article for JoHari Windows.  And here is another that I found as part of a slide presentation. Continue reading