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					The accelerated learning revolution in the workforce Traditionally trainers presenting trainees with information then evaluating performance based on that information conducted training. One of the common methods, combines talking and chalking however, this method lost its reputation. The reputation was lost because most corporate training does not produce any change in a company's performance is because conventional training methods failed to meet common standards. The following is a four-phase learning cycle that provides practical classroom strategies to allow trainers to focus on true learning. These strategies use accelerated learning techniques and review activities that make understanding and retention far more likely. Interest This phase is meant to arouse curiosity, create a positive learning environment, get the trainee into the best mental and emotional state for learning, and develop a positive relationship. - Generate interest by sending a preparatory kit before the class announcing what they will learn. - Give learners the big picture. Offer an overview and a systematic guide. - Create curiosity with relevant posters on the walls. - Remove barriers by making positive suggestions. Tell trainees what they learn will be relevant to their lives and easy to learn. - Play lively music to greet the class as they come in. - Explain the benefits of learning, or ask them to brainstorm the benefits. Instruction The goal of this is to help learners by getting them involved, appealing to all learning styles. - Alternate between trainer- and learner-directed tasks. Keep period to 20 minutes or less and set an activity for trainees to make sense of things. - Use action learning; ensure learners alternate between being passive and physically active. - Use video clips or audio tapes so strong visual metaphors can be connected with the content to ensure memory. - For your benefit, ask whether your lesson design is personalized to the needs of each learner. Integrate This phase should focus on trainees personalizing their learning. Time needs to be spent with a number of learning activities and exercises that get learners to practice and create meaning from the lesson. - Encourage class collaboration and rich social interaction by alternating between team-based, partnered and whole-class learning activities. Educators must be certain to provide opportunities for individual work so pupils have time to personalize and reflect on their learning. - Create classroom games for reviews that fill in gaps for trainees. - Use problem solving as a way for trainees to engage with the subject matter. Interpretation The goal of this phase is to make sure knowledge is retained and learning is continuous. - Provide activities for trainees to show what they learned. Group trainees in teams to teach the group key points.

- Make evaluations in-class. Self-assessment of training and the trainees' self-assessment of learning are very important. Educators should ensure performance exercises allow the trainees to evaluate learning that has occurred. - Create post-classroom learning activities and post-session resources. - Consider measures that could be instated to ensure learning is successful. Quick tips for enhancing learning Mind Break When you take breaks, it helps to improve your learning. You learn faster, since you give your mind the time to digest information learned. When you take breaks at least 15-20 minutes after each study, it helps you to learn faster. The breaks will allow your brain room to relax. You learn new information quicker and it goes into the conscious mind and subconscious mind deeper, which you will retain what you learn. Action steps After you finish your break, get your trainees to erect, standing with you and start talking to someone, such as your learning partner, two minutes about the important points they have learned. Accelerated, the students can feel the power of learning as they focus their attention on recalls of learning through various strategies proven to boost memory. Maria Montessio left an imprint in accelerated learning courses.


				
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