TBR – Brain-based instruction and effective training
In 2013 I went to Stockholm to participate in the Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR) course with Sharon Bowman. I wanted to learn more about effective learning and how to improve my teaching, training and learning. Before the course, I already have read about TBR and used many of the techniques and principles in many courses and workshops. During the the TBR course, I really started to understand how important it is to involve and connect with learners from the beginning or even better before a course and do it many times during the course.
In all my training after the TBR course, I started to use many of the techniques and principles. There are three main principles/practices from the TBR course, that I always have in the back of my mind when facilitating or training:
- The 4Cs
- The Six Trumps
- Teach-Back Activities
- C1, Connections: Make connections with the current knowledge, goals and outcome from learners.
- C2, Concepts: New information provided with many different ways supporting The Six Trumps.
- C3, Concrete Practices: Learners practices the information or doing teach back activities.
- C4, Conclusion: Learners evaluate and summarize what they have learned.
The Six Trumps
Movements trumps Sitting, Talking trumps Listening, Images trumps Words, Writing trumps Reading, Shorter trumps Longer, Different trumps Same.
Learners relate more to the information when they practice or teach back to others and is a very important activity to include for anchoring the new information in the brain.
I think the principles and techniques from TBR is a must have for every Agile Coach and will be a topic in the future “Professional Agile Coach” education, that I am creating.