I occasionally take part in an online Twitter chat called Learn Chat, otherwise know in the Twitterverse as #lrnchat.  This was my introduction to hashtags as a value-added tool.  Like all tools, it can be mis-used (#bestboyfriendever, #mycarsucksbutnotasmuchasyours, #myomlettehastoomanymushrooms, etc) but when use properly, it can have tremendous value.help

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TBF026 – New Years and Your Body

In this episode we review two blog posts that I wrote in the past month. The first posting is about Four New Years Suggestions or Improvements that you can do as a facilitator.   I really have a big issue with calling things ‘resolutions’.  The second post was about things you should or shouldn’t eat or drink before and while training.  Given that all content covered was from previously written blog posts, these show notes are short.

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


New Year Trianing Suggestions! Don’t you dare call them ‘resolutions’…

I think resolutions are like owning a sword, dangerous to yourself and others if you don’t have a plan and know how to use it.  Frankly, I despise the idea of ‘resolutions’ because they are often synonymous with failure and disappointment because of the lack of follow through.

Being happy is all about managing expectations and we fall into a trap of holding ‘perfect world’ expectations against real life results.  

But we still find ourselves making resolutions because we want more for ourselves, we know we can achieve better results if we apply ourselves. Here are a handful of the most common resolutions:

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TBF014 – Collaborative Learning! Fun for everyone!

In this episode we take a look at five different collaborative learning techniques and how you can use them in your learning events.  We also have a peak at a few social media platforms and how your learners, and yourself can use them to enhance their learning experience.

The Jigsaw learning technique is a great way to increase the engagement of your learners, whether they’re kids or adults.   Continue reading