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Ideas for Accelerated Learning


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Peripherals: Creating the Right Ambiance for Accelerated Learning

Sizzling Session Starters: Icebreakers for Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning Presentations

Brain Food: Brainstorming for Accelerated Learning

Skill Practice for Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning Energizers

Music for Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning Breaks

Refreshments

Accelerated Learning Reviews & Recaps

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Main Course: Accelerated Learning & ROI
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A creative approach to training should NEVER be an end in itself - just for the fun of it. Instead, the ground work must be laid. To ensure that training is effective, all training sessions must:

  • address clear and specific business needs
  • be supported by senior management
  • have measurable impact impact
  • start with the right ingredients - solid content that is well researched and tailored to meet the needs of the audience and the realities of the organization
  • bridge specific skill gaps that have been uncovered
  • meet specific learning objectives

Once these ingredients are in place, only then is it time to add the fun, colour and pizzazz.



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Creating Ambiance for Accelerated Learning

Peripherals for
Visual Learners [More]

  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys
  • Kites
  • Confetti
  • Streamers
  • Balloons
  • Magazine Covers
  • Hats
  • Balloons with Confetti
  • Fresh Cut Flowers
  • Beach Balls & Toys
  • Beach Tables
  • Picnic Dishes
  • Picnic Hampers
  • Movie Posters
  • Travel Poster

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  • Screen Savers
  • Tinsel
  • Candles
  • Christmas Lights
  • Clothing
  • Wall Hangings
  • Door Hangers
  • Mouse Pads


Icebreakers for Accelerated Learning

Sizzling Sessions Starters:
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Kinesthetic

  • Card Games
  • Crosswords
  • Find Your Twin
  • Mini Role-plays
  • Fruit Basket Upset

Visual

  • Write Your Own Cartoon Captions
  • Word Search Puzzles
  • Hangman
  • Picture This

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Structured

  • Mini Cases
  • Tough Questions
  • Best and Worst Lists

Analytical

  • Success Stories
  • Horror Stories
  • Riddles
  • Trivia Quizzes


Accelerated Learning Presentation Ideas

Presentation

Kinesthetic

  • Improvisation
  • Cracker Barrel Sessions
  • Tours
  • Field Trips
  • Poems
  • Props
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Board Games
  • Skits (Participating)
  • Simulations
  • Trivia Games
  • Game Shows (Participating)
  • Card Games

Visual

  • Cartoons
  • Costumes
  • Skits (Observing)
  • "TV Shows" (re-enacted)
  • Word Search Puzzles
  • Videos with Video Analysis Sheets
  • Game Shows (Observing)
  • Magic Tricks

Structured

  • Interactive Notes
  • Demos
  • Scripts
  • Charts
  • Flow Charts

Analytical

  • Panels
  • Experiements
  • Surveys
  • Statistics
  • Trivia Exercises
  • Mini Research Projects
  • Traditional Presentations
  • Factory Tours with Presentations

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Skill Practice for Accelerated Learning

Practice

Kinesthetic

  • Role-Plays (All types)
  • Improvisation
  • Simulations
  • Responding to a Customer Complaint
  • Games
  • Skits

Visual

  • Fishbowl Role-plays
  • Collages
  • Video Production

Structured

  • Peer Coaching
  • Mini Cases
  • Write Your Own Job Aid
  • Write Your Own Role-Play
  • Write Your Own Case Study
  • Fishbowl Role-plays
  • Forum Role-Plays

Analytical

  • Case Study Analysis
  • Tough Questions (Solutions)
  • Forum Role Plays
  • Fishbowl Role-plays

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Brainstorming for Accelerated Learning

Brain Food
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Kinesthetic

  • Paper Bag Dramatics
  • Improvisaiton Games
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Mind Maps

Visual

  • Story Boards
  • Picture Cards
  • Mind Maps
  • Collages
  • Treasure Maps

Structured

  • Force Field Analysis
  • Flow Charts
  • Cause & Effect Diagrams
  • Charts

Analytical

  • Force Field Analysis
  • Cause & Effect Diagrams
  • Challenge with Number Crunching

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Energizers for Accelerated Learning

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Kinesthetic

Visual

  • Guided Imagery
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Screen Savers
  • Scenic Videos
  • Vacation Videos
  • Fireplace in a Box
  • Rubick's Cube

Structured

  • Sports Blooper Videos
  • Cartoons/Jokes
  • Pool Tables
  • Lego
  • Rubick's Cube
  • Stretching

Analytical

  • Just for Laughs Videos
  • Stretching
  • Mini-Golf Challenges
  • Chess Game (They go back to it at every break)

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Music for Accelerated
Learning [More]

  • For Ambiance
  • Session Starter
  • Quiet Reading
  • Game Shows
  • Breaks
  • Transitions
  • Energizers
  • Group Exercises

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Accelerated Learning Breaks [More]

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  • Movie Clips
  • Motivational Videos
  • Stretch Breaks
  • Touch Football
  • Blooper Videos
  • Joke of the Day

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Play Breaks [More]

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  • Soft Balls
  • Frisbees
  • Trivia Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Golf
  • Clappers
  • Juggling Balls
  • Guessing Games
  • Tug a War
  • Noise Makers
  • Yo-yos
  • Hula Hoops
  • Hawaiian Leis
  • Skipping Ropes
  • Bola Bats
  • Barrel Full of Monkeys
  • Anagrams
  • Ping Pong
  • Finger Painting
  • Slot Machines
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Twister
  • Dart Boards
  • Pool Tables (Mini)
  • Hi-Q
  • Pinatas
  • Where's Waldo

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Especially for Kinesthetic Learners

Dance Breaks [More]

  • The Macarena
  • Bird Dance
  • Reggae
  • Calypso
  • Hip Hop
  • Limbo

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Refreshments

accelerated learning, energizers

  • Picnic
  • Barbeque
  • Ice Cream Bars
  • Popsicles
  • Make Your Own Sundae
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Mocktails with Umbrellas
  • Popcorn
  • Chocolates
  • French Pastry
  • Profitroles au Chocolats
  • Afternoon Tea with Scones
  • Sushi
  • Crackers & Cheese
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzels
  • Lemonade
  • S'mores
  • Granola
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Baked Alaska
  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Chocolate Fondue

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Re-Cap & Review

Application
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Kinesthetic

  • Concert Review
  • Write Your Own Commercial
  • Write Your Own Rap Song
  • Family Feud
  • Press Conference
  • Trivia Game
  • The Cakewalk

Visual

  • Concert Review
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Picture This
  • Create Your Own Magazine Ad
  • Snakes & Ladders

Structured

  • Concert Review
  • Impromptu Talks
  • Summary Charts
  • Write Your Own Job Aid
  • Flow Charts

Analytical

  • Concert Review
  • Trivia Tournament
  • Stump the Chump
  • Concentration
  • Q&A

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