Engage Your Learners with Playing Cards: Tips for Trainers and Educators

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Are you a trainer or educator looking for new and innovative ways to keep your online training interesting and engaging? Look no further than the use of playing cards! In this blog post, we’ll share with you some tips on how to incorporate playing cards into your training activities.

Playing cards are a versatile tool that can be used in both face-to-face and online training environments. In a face-to-face setting, playing cards can be used to help change up your groups quickly and easily. Instead of the traditional rows and desks setup, we recommend a more informal and interactive cafe-style arrangement, with three or four people per group. Any more than four, and someone is likely to feel left out of the conversation.

To mix up your groups, try using playing cards as a fun and effective technique. Assign each suit to a group – for example, all the aces sit together, all the kings sit together, and so on. Then, for the next round, mix it up again by having all the diamonds together, all the clubs together, and all the spades together. This simple but effective technique can help keep your groups dynamic and engaged throughout your training session.

But why stop at face-to-face training? Playing cards can also be used in a variety of activities in your online training sessions. And if you’re looking for professional development opportunities that you can do on your own time, check out our Master Trainer Series. Our comprehensive program offers practical strategies and techniques to help you enhance your training practices, grounded in the latest research in neuroscience. With our online format, you can complete the program at your own pace and on your own schedule, making it a convenient and accessible option for busy trainers and educators.

So, next time you’re planning a training session, consider incorporating playing cards as a fun and effective way to mix up your groups and keep your learners engaged. And if you’re looking for even more professional development opportunities, check out our Master Trainer Series today!

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