Where learning and development is a human interaction, not simply a business transaction.

Joshua A. F. Cutler

Unique System, Training Business Leaders

The major value of Teach the Trainer’s unique method is its versatility. This is because we believe that the fundamentals of good teaching apply to any audience in any industry.

Topics We Cover

Our teaching methods can be used to train line managers on basic teaching strategies, and experienced L&D staff to develop a community of profound intellectual advancement, as well.

The following are the topics that we cover:

1. Connections to prior knowledge

All too often, trainers begin their lessons by merely discussing the topic at hand, without first checking to see what previous experience the participants have had with that topic.

Through our training, participants will be able to more easily synthesize the knowledge they are about to acquire, with their existing knowledge.

2. Warm-up activities

Many trainers skip this process entirely, or include activities not relevant to the topic of the session. We often forget that the brain needs to be warmed up before learning, just as the body needs to be warmed up prior to exercise.

At Teach the Trainer, through our warm-up activities such as written activity, or even a story, poem, or song, if applicable, we help our trainees to get into the learning groove.

3. Graphic organizers

We use visual techniques to enhance the learning experience.

These visual aides can be in the form of a T-chart, Venn diagram, or another format, depending on the instructional goal.

4. Questioning techniques

Based on the model of Bloom's Taxonomy, questions can be asked on many levels, from very simple, requiring only a basic response, to highly complex, requiring deep analysis.

Through this program, we teach how and when to ask each type of question.

5. Needs analysis/data analysis

In most companies, a needs analysis is created simply by department heads deciding what materials need to be covered, and then passing the message along to HR.

Teach the Trainer realizes that academic needs analysis is much more thorough and comprehensive. After each assignment is completed, records will be kept for future analysis to determine areas in need of improvement, especially as to aligning individual learning needs with the company's instructional goals. 

6. Cooperative grouping/differentiated instruction

Most training sessions are taught at only one level, without taking into account that participants enter their courses with varying degrees of knowledge about a particular topic. As a result, the work will be too challenging for some, too easy for others, and just right for a few. Using this outdated method, the majority of participants will not obtain any value from the training and valuable time will be lost. 

We at Teach the Trainer ensure that the survey is done about the respective knowledge levels of the participants before the training begins. This helps us in addressing each person's strengths and weakness, and subsequently, and align them with the organization's performance goals.

7. Final analysis

This is perhaps the most critical portion of the process, although it is one of the most neglected.

Following the training, each of our instructor carefully examines the assignments completed by each participant, as this is the only way to accurately determine that the goal of the lesson has been achieved. 

Ours is a unique system dedicated to honing the skills of business leaders.