Just like you, I’ve been to many workshops/trainings that had very little in the way of practical, implementable things I needed for success. In order to make positive, behavioral changes we have to show people what they can do tomorrow.
What is the number one skill employers look for in prospective hires? What is the key to effective management? What is the best way for trainers to make a lasting impact? Strong verbal skills. I focus on the critical skills needed to be successful: one-to-one, small group, large group; formal and informal; in-person or via digital tools.
How important is laughter in staff development, training, or teaching situations? Humor aids learning, so expect to enjoy Erik’s presentations.
“This session was entertaining, insightful and very helpful! I am excited about using these resources in my 9th grade Humanities class this fall. Thank you! :)”
“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. Informative and useful. Not boring. You were engaging and obviously know what you are talking about. thx”
“Thanks very much for an interactive presentation. I appreciate the ways in which you gave concrete things that can be used immediately in the classroom.”
“Very practical ways to use 21st Century tools…”
“Your session was by far the best at the ASCD conference… thanks for inspiring and teaching me.”
“So much great info!!!! Actually things that I can use and know how to use for the school year!!! Thanks!”
Let me start by telling you that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation in Nashville this past week. Clearly you are embracing the tenets of what you preach.
I have found that the most obvious things in education are typically the ones overlooked, yet most important. Five minutes into your talk I found myself saying…DUH!, why aren’t we doing this? I think your work is going to be game changing for our students.