Whats in the Bucket?

Onsite Training Australia - We used to fill buckets

Too often as trainers we fill the bucket of our learners so full that they soon overflow with information and the learnings are not retained. To be able to be recalled and used again in the future.

There is a better approach.

Find out whats in the Bucket

  • First of all lets find out what they already know.
  • Did they Drive to work? In a 4WD? Have they driven a tractor?

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  • Secondly by asking questions dig down as deep as possible into their memory.
  • Link to what is already in their bucket an have the learner connect the dots.

That Awkward Silence

Finally at that pivotal moment (the awkward silence) when their thoughts are closest to the Place where their long term memory is located – Drop the answer – ensuring you link it to importance. More importantly Ask more questions so the learner discovers the answer themselves – this is even better.

“When a learner leaves you should know what is in their bucket – Not just leave knowing you have overflowed it.” – Nathan Corbett ONSITE | Training Australia

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