Paper vs. Online Evaluations
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Paper vs. Online Evaluations

In the training world, this has the potential for a loaded debate. Now before I state my personal opinion, let’s clarify. The level evaluation I am referring to is “Level One” on the Kirkpatrick scale or also known as the infamous Smiley Sheet.

In my personal opinion, right now at this very moment, I am in favor of paper. Despite the undeniable benefits of being able to have electronic data for the purpose of analysis and also the environmental benefits of paper elimination. I have found that our adult learners as a majority are not ready to let go of paper yet.

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Hope is NOT a Strategy
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Hope is NOT a Strategy

Today I was facilitating one of my favorite programs. One of the activities includes having the participants work in small groups to create timelines demonstrating the impact leadership and staff mistakes can have if they are permitted to continue. The activity created two great “ah-ha” moments for myself and the leaders involved.

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Music Makes Me Nice
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Music Makes Me Nice

This morning I was reading a Parenting Magazine while sipping my coffee and an article with a featured image of a father and infant daughter dancing caught my eye, it was titled, “Keep them Healthy and Happy — move to the music!” The article quotes research by McMaster University in Canada, where they found that “14-month-olds were more likely to help someone — by picking up a dropped object and handing it back — after dancing in sync to music with that person.” The article then continues saying, “this suggests that dancing, or even singing, clapping, and bouncing in time to music, helps young children to form social bonds” (source).

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