Push for drama – the role of drama in learning & memory

Watching the unwitting people’s responses to the drama is almost as funny as the drama itself in the video below. Do we need more drama? Certainly drama captures our attention – like pigeons, with their notoriously bad eyesight, who subsequently bob their heads back & forth to create movement that literally captures their attention – […]

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We humans were built to learn. What have you learned lately?

You don’t have to speak the language of the parent in this video to know that his kid wants to read.  Badly. She’s mimicking what she’s seen around her. Because.  Learning is innate. We humans were built to learn.  Historically our survival depended on it.  Today, our work depends on it, as does our health […]

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‘A Maasai without their culture is like a zebra without its strips’ says my Maasai friend

‘A Maasai without their culture is like a zebra without its stripes,’ said Leteipa, our Maasai guide in the Mara for the last couple of days. The Mara (as the Maasai Mara) is known to locals here in Kenya is some 16,000 square kilometers.  Loads of space for learning, musing & having a blast.  I […]

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Training & development learning well January blog post round up

The first month of the new year is about to slip by.  Sit up, take notice & look back before looking forward.  If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply usher yourself down to the well & click as you wish. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into […]

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Learning enhancing yogurt

Learning.  It’s possible to do it even in the wee hours of the morning. Before a ridiculously self-imposed early morning flight from New York to Vancouver this past fall I found myself grabbing the above yogurt for the plane ride.  When I pulled it out to eat I was greeted with a delightful surprise.  (Note […]

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It’s not my job & other reasons not to change (or learn)

I come across a lot of resistant folk in my line of work (training & development).  This graphic, which I found on Doug Ragan’s facebook page, encapsulates resistance perfectly. I call resistance the ‘yes but, no but, rabbit’.  As in: yes, but marketing will never go for it no, we don’t have enough time for […]

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Training & development learning well October blog post round up

October has come and gone with goblins galore.  If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply cast a spell and click below. Here they are – laid out like a well carved pumpkin for your perusing – here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up. You’ll find all the blog posts for […]

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How about a bedtime story a million miles away?

Rising up and gracefully meeting the challenges that today’s ever increasingly fast paced world presents can’t be done with the thinking of yesteryear. Changing perspective means breaking out of the bonds that tie our brains down. Encumbered with false assumptions (we’ve gotta do it this way, any other way won’t work, we tried before, it […]

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Perspective and mamahood; how does your perspective affect your training?

As a trainer our perspectives changes – depending on who we’re working with, what subject matter we’re teaching, how we’re feeling that day, our energy level and a million other things. We think we’re neutral and objective but we’re not. We’re biased.  Way biased. We see things as only we see them.  We see things […]

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What ironing underwear can teach you about learning

If you’re a regular ready you’ll know that I’ve recently moved to Africa.  My learning curve is wonderfully curly and curious. Take ironing underwear for instance.  I am fortunate enough to have house help.  My clothes are washed, dried and ironed for me.  Even my underwear.  Ironed. Back home, my ‘ironing’ would consist of hanging […]

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