Work that room

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Here is another gem from the Cult of Pedagogy about best practices for teacher trainers. The focus is on tech trainers and academic managers, but the advice will be useful for anyone who finds themselves in front of a room full of teachers 🙂 So – run a needs analysis if possible, or work the room, i.e. talk to the participants before the session; use ‘force multipliers’ (get teacher leaders on your side, have edCamp sessions to use the participants’ expertise, involve real learners); be as hands-on as possible; use teaching methods (formative assessment, differentiation etc.) and stay connected after the training session. You could say it’s just common sense, but how often do we really think of all this in time?

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