Inspired Teaching Collection
Inspired Teaching brings together three video sessions from ClickerExpo that will engage and inspire those who teach with positive reinforcement. The collection features the live-stage presentations of Michele Pouliot, Kathy Sdao, and Theresa McKeon.
The collection includes:
- Turn Me On (or Not): Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement, with Michele Pouliot
- Transforming an experienced trainer's skillset to a very different training skillset is not an easy journey. Many individuals and programs face the challenges of learning and trusting in a new and different way. This Session will help you understand the process of changing yourself, an organization, or individuals you witness using punishment-based training methods. Michele Pouliot has impacted the entire international guide-dog training world, shifting historical beliefs in successful traditional methods to the adoption of clicker training among a majority of guide-and service-dog programs. Michele has become an expert at motivating and assisting traditional programs and individuals in change, In this Session, she will share what she has learned over her now 17-year journey as a changemaker. Preview this video.
- What a Pithy! Making Classes Memorable, with Kathy Sdao
- Extended lectures lead to bored and noisy dogs. If we challenge ourselves to be creative, we can devise teaching approaches that are brief, memorable, and effective. Metaphors, analogies, parables, and anecdotes can convey broad or advanced concepts meaningfully. Cartoons can also express ideas succinctly; just think about how much impact a political cartoon can have. This presentation will be an exercise in generative thinking. It will attempt to spark your own ingenuity and give you fresh ideas for classes that may have become stale after years of repetition. Come prepared to learn innovative instructional tools that can bring life to your teaching. Preview this video.
- Help Your Teacher Help You, with Theresa McKeon
As a student, you appreciate a knowledgeable teacher—but sometimes teachers come with an abundance of information. On the other side of the relationship, maybe you are a teacher who has seen your students glaze over—and then scrambled to determine where you lost them and how to get them back up to speed. Add another species to the mix (dog, cat, bird, horse) and the potential for students and teachers to be overwhelmed is, well, overwhelming. With the right tools, students and teachers can regulate information, reduce stress, and have more fun while learning to train and compete with animals. Theresa will cover the 10 practical ways to help your teacher deliver information at an optimal pace for you. And, just in case you encounter a stubborn case of over-coaching, she will discuss how to take on the task of parsing incoming information and creating your own focus points. Preview this video.