New Way to Take Notes
One way to assist trainees to stay focused during the lesson is to get them to draw a vertical line down the page of their note-taking paper. It can either be drawn in the centre or at a 2/3, 1/3 point on the page.
The trainer explains that each person has internal noise.
Trainees are encouraged to take course notes on one side of the line, and the other side, jot down their ‘internal noise’ thoughts as they pop into their minds. This includes for example, picking up the children from school, drropping off the dry cleaning, running an errand, or emails that need attention back at work.
The trainer explains that by jotting down the thought, they do not lose it, but will not focus on it during training. As a wrap, it can be emphasised that as a result of this method, trainees will leave at the end of the day with a ‘complete set of notes!’.
Try it out when you are in class next and let us know how it worked for you and your trainees.