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DeAnna Teske
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I'm Still Here
It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me and with very good reason. A career change has caused me to put all things on hold while I got a grip on my new reality. So, let me back up a bit and start from the beginning. In 2014 I began an incredible journey...
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Manager vs. Leader
I recently took a self assessment quiz as one of my assignments for class and found it to be enlightening. Go ahead and  take the quiz - I’ll still be here when you get back. What did your results say about you? When I took this quiz I scored myself an 8 in...
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Project Management for Librarians
I’ve been in public libraries for 9 years now and I have never met a librarian who said they got into this profession because they like business. I’m sure these librarians exist somewhere out there, but I’d be willing to bet you won’t find too many of them ...
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Events #8-9: Assessing Performance & Enhancing Transfer
Arguably one of the most difficult tasks of training is the evaluation - and I would be lying if I said that I’ve mastered this skill. Measuring how well learners have retained the information is no easy task which is why I typically follow Kirkpatrick’s Fo...
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Event #4-7: Presenting Information - Providing Feedback
When I brought out the guitar and the keyboard, I knew I had everyone’s attention. The props were for a training on GarageBand, and by the time I was ready to use them and begin with Event #4, I had already done the following: Gained their attention - I use...
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Event #3: Stimulate Recall of Prior Knowledge
Adult learners come with a lot of baggage - and that’s an awesome thing - but it occasionally feels like some training ignores that baggage instead of embracing it. Our ideas of how people learn and how teachers should engage their students have changed ove...
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Event #2: Informing Learners of Objective
Think about the last training you attended. If the trainer used Power Point or an equivalent, you probably saw a slide similar to the one below. Yep, those are objectives. Chances are, you don’t even remember the slide because it is usually the most boring ...
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Event #1: Gain Their Attention
A coworker of mine had so many ideas swimming in her head for the training she was developing for staff. Pairing the right book to the right reader is something near and dear to her heart and she wanted staff to be as excited about emerging readers as she i...
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Why I Attended Training a Second Time (And Glad Did)
Photo Credit When several of my co-workers attended training, the first thing I asked was “what did you learn?” The next thing I asked was, “do you have any questions” and “is there any clarifications that I can help with?”  I was prepared to answer their q...
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Letting Go Of Training
Just like many girls across the world, my daughter is enamored with Elsa and the rest of the gang from Frozen. Her rendition of Let It Go is loud, to say the least. I bring this song up because, like Elsa, being a trainer sometimes feels like the weight of ...
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