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Engage: The Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles

Engage The Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles

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  • Publisher: Pfeiffer
  • ISBN: 9781118029435
  • Published In: May 2012
  • Format: Paperback , 384 pages
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    Discover Your Training Style Strengths and Build Your Skills with Online Tools, Videos, and More

    For any trainer who needs easy-to-apply strategies that are grounded in solid research, Engage offers a hands-on guide to understanding learning styles. It includes a four-step model for engaging all learning styles in any learning situation. The book integrates both the art and research-based science of strong instructional design reaching all learning styles with activities, tricks, and tips that are proven to boost skills quickly.

    A superb book that gives learning and development professionals in every industry an automatic must-read. This book is filled with wisdom and insight as well as clear analytic models and real actionable concrete steps. —Bruce Tulgan, author of It's OK to Be the Boss and Managing Generation X

    Engage takes the innovation of 4MAT® and looks at it through the lens of the trainer. An engaging learning experience itself, Engage is full of interactive assessments, links to videos, and foolproof action plans and ideas designed to transform any learning event into a dynamic learning experience.—Shelley Barnes, executive director, Field Education/Program Development, Aveda Corporation

    An extensive training tool designed to reach all learning styles, this work is based on sound learning theory and is a remarkable combination of practical and theoretical. It will be of value for many trainers in many contexts. —Dr. James E. Zull, author of The Art of Changing the Brain and From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education

    Filled with illustrative examples and online companion resources, the book explores the brain research that lays the foundation for the book's 4MAT® model and includes activities and strategies that can be applied for each step in the process. Engage also gives the reader access to an online version of the 4MAT® Training Style Inventory. The results of the assessment give a strengths score in four key training roles.

  • Foreword (Dr. Bernice McCarthy)

    Introduction

    Chapter1: What Are Your Natural Training Strengths?

    • The Trainer's Strengths
    • Job of the Trainer
    • Value of this Book
    • Let's Get Started: Taking the Training Style Inventory (TRSI®)
    • The Four Trainer Approaches
    • Your Learning Style: What You Look For, You Find
    • Common Descriptions of Ideal Learning Environments
    • Your Style: The Four Parts of the Learning Cycle
    • Summary
    • FAQs
    • Reflect
    • Act

    Chapter 2: The Four Learning Styles in the Room

    • What Is Learning?
    • Your Learning Style
    • The 4MAT® Learning Styles
    • Understanding Your Thinking Map
    • Thinking Strengths of Each Style
    • Functional Strengths of Each Style
    • Role and Learning Style Correlation
    • How Your Training Style Relates to the Needs of Each Learning Style
    • Summary
    • FAQ's
    • Reflect
    • Act

    Chapter 3: 4MAT: The Four Steps of the Learning Cycle

    • What Is Thought?
    • A Brief Tour of the Brain
    • Brain Research on Learning
    • The Four Steps
    • Using the 4MAT Model to Design Learning
    • The First Step: Engage
    • The Second Step: Share
    • The Third Step: Practice
    • The Fourth Step: Perform
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act

    Chapter 4: Engage: The Art of Creating Powerful Openings

    • Essential Questions
    • What Happens in Engage
    • Focus 1: Gaining Attention by Linking to What Learners Already Know
    • Connecting to the Learner's Experience
    • Engaging Learners Before Formal Learning Begins
    • Focus 2: Using Questions to Provoke Reflection, Generate Dialogue and Guide the Movement of the Group
    • Comparing Lines of Questioning
    • How Questions Create Movement
    • Handling Negative Dialogue
    • Focus 3: Creating a Safe Learning Environment
    • The Parable of the Boiled Frog
    • 5 Ways to Enhance Learner Safety when Building a Sense of Community
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act
    • Examples of Engage Activities

    Chapter 5: Share: Animating the Learning Content

    • Essential Questions
    • What Happens in Share
    • Two Chapters of Delivery: Visual and Verbal
    • The Verbal Channel: How to Organize Your Lecture
    • 3 Steps to Organizing Lecture
    • Organizing Lecture Step 1: Identify Possible Content and Filter
    • Organizing Lecture Step 2: Chunk the Content
    • Organizing Lecture Step 3: Balancing Verbal with Visual
    • Animating Lecture Using Metaphors
    • Animating Lecture Using Stories
    • The Visual Chapter: Animating Lecture Using Visual Strategies
    • Animating Lecture with Images
    • Animating Lecture with Visually Appealing Flip Charts
    • Animating Lecture with Visual Organizers
    • Animating Lecture with PowerPoint
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act
    • Examples of Share Activities

    Chapter 6: Practice: Building Mastery Through Application

    • Essential Questions
    • What Happens in Practice
    • Designing Outcome-Based Practice Activities
    • Facilitating (Setting-Up) Activities Effectively
    • Observe Application
    • Coach and Debrief
    • Using Questions to Focus the Learner's Attention
    • Engage: Agreeing that Improvement Is Needed
    • Share: Defining What Can Be Improved
    • Practice: Trying New Behaviors
    • Perform: Committing, Implementing, and Following-Up
    • Coaching Scenarios
    • Coaching Assessment Tool
    • Strategies that Work in Practice
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act
    • Examples of Practice Activities

    Chapter 7: Perform: Building Learner Skill

    • Essential Questions
    • What Happens in Perform
    • Encouraging Self-Assessment
    • Gaining Commitment on Future Action
    • Supporting Post-Learning Implementation
    • Organizing an On-the-Job Support Team
    • Working with Team Leaders
    • Ways that Team Leaders Can Support Training
    • Choosing On-the-Job Coaches
    • Preparing On-the-Job Coaches
    • Coaching Checklist
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act
    • Activities for Perform

    Chapter 8: Engaging Virtual Training—How to Maximize Online Learning Impact

    • Designing Your Virtual Session
    • Creating a Safe Environment
    • Before the Session Begins
    • Turn the Heat Up Slowly
    • Engage
    • Share
    • Practice
    • Perform
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act

    Chapter 9: Begin with the End in Mind

    • Step 1: Clarifying Stakeholder Expectations and Analyzing the Performance Gap
    • Step 2: Defining the Four Critical Learning Outcomes
    • Step 3: Working with Subject Matter Experts to Focus Content and Skills Practice
    • Example: Defining the Outcomes for a Sales Training Course
    • Engage: Delivering the Value Outcome
    • Share: Delivering the Knowledge Outcome
    • Practice: Delivering the Skill Outcome
    • Perform: Delivering the Adaptation Outcome
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act

    Chapter 10: Assessment—Integrating Measurement into Training Design and Delivery

    • Evaluating at Four Levels
    • “On-the-Way” versus “At-the-Gate” Assessment
    • Level 1: Value—Evaluating for Learner Reaction
    • Level 2: Knowledge—Evaluating Knowledge Gained
    • Level 3: Skill—Evaluating Skills Gained
    • Level 4: Adaptation—Evaluating Performance and Business Impact
    • Summary
    • Reflect
    • Act
    • Case Studies
    • Bibliography
  • Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell is the president and CEO of 4MAT 4Business® (4mat4business.com), a training and development company that provides consulting, training, and assessment tools for leaders, managers, and trainers on using the award-winning 4MAT® Learning and Leadership Cycle to effectively communicate, lead, train, and coach.

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