Release Your Creativity in the Classroom
I have been researching and using creative training strategies and techniques for the past three decades and I continue to marvel at the new ideas that surface from my peers. With all the research into brain functioning and implementation of technology as a learning tool, creative strategies continue to surface daily. If you search the Internet or sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, you will find thousands of articles, blogs (such as this one), publications, and video/audio products that can provide useful and thought-provoking ideas to enhance your learning environments.
Some useful resources follow. They can aid in your search for new games, activities, and creative strategies to help engage participants and increase the opportunity for learning to occur.
Release Your Creativity in the Classroom by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas, Awarding Winning Training Industry Author
YouTube videos under categories such as brain-based learning, creative training, creative learning, creativity, and adult learning.
Google search for terms such as brain-based learning, creative training, creative trainer, and creativity in the classroom. Some of the listings you will find involve educational settings for children, but ideas and techniques can be modified to suit adult learners in many instances. Just put on your creative thinking hat!
Amazon or Barnes and Noble search for books on brain-based learning, creative training (strategies, techniques, ideas, etc), creative thinking, adult learning/andragogy, accelerated learning, icebreakers, training games/activities, and related topics. Keep in mind that you sometimes have to switch words around to find what you are looking for. For example, “Creativity in training” and “Trainer creativity” searches result in different listings.
For additional creative ideas to enhance your learning environment, get copies of The Creative Trainer Idea Book: Inspired Tips and Techniques for Engaging and Effective Learning, Energize Your Training: Creative Techniques to Engage Learners, The Big Book of Flip Charts: A Comprehensive Guide for Presenters, Trainers, and Team Facilitators, and Creative Learning: Activities and Games That Really Engage People.