Unless you are in the L&D/Training/Talent Development world, the title of this post will probably leave you scratching your head. Who am I kidding - it's probably leaving many L&D people confused... If you're not familiar with the 70-20-10 concept, let's break it down: Simply put, 70-20-10 is a methodology implying that the most effective … Continue reading Watching 70-20-10 Come Alive in an Unlikely Place
Like many kids who grew up in the 70s and 80s, I learned on the Street. Sesame Street, that is. Watching this show was a daily occurrence when I was a tot. Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday this week! To think of how many millions of children have been introduced to learning through … Continue reading 3 Learning Lessons from Sesame Street
Last week, I was on a flight from Phoenix to Indianapolis. Seated directly behind me was a woman holding an adorable 6-month old baby boy. Seated directly across from me was a gentleman holding an adorable 6-month old baby girl. Twins. Many people would cringe at the thought of being seated by not one, but … Continue reading Making an Emotional Connection to Your Learners
If I were keeping score, I'd say I've had at least 3 conversations this week about adult learning principles. If you've been following this blog for awhile, you might remember a post about how I migrated to the adult learning world from teaching kids. Over the years, I've learned that quite a few of us didn't start … Continue reading Adult Learning Principles: A Quick Refresher
Recently, a friend and fellow blogger asked the question, "Is nothing sacred?" I'll give you a moment to check out the link... (insert hold music) According to this post, the answer was an emphatic no. I would have to agree. Coincidentally, I was at church this past weekend, when I had my own "Is nothing sacred?" … Continue reading Trainers, remember: Context Before Content
Confession: I had a really, really hard time letting go of my Blackberry. There was something about those little keys that was oddly reliable and comforting. I started seeing many friends and co-workers jump on the iPhone bandwagon, and I just couldn't do it. The idea of texting and writing an email from a touch … Continue reading Me, myself, and iPhone
I love those AT&T commercials where the guy is hosting roundtable discussions with precocious kids. A recent one, pictured above, has a little boy talking about his new year "revolution". At the risk of sounding like a Sprint commercial with James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell, that is "totes adorbs" (yes, I know I'm way … Continue reading A New Year…Revolution?