We Educate Educators- New for 2018-2019

Sow the Seeds of a Mighty Oak:  Emerge an Expert Facilitator

Many nurse educators assume that since they can teach they can facilitate. In fact, these are two very different skill sets.  This session provides facilitation skill building and what to do when things go awry. Practice your skills, receive feedback from peers, and post assessment coaching.  Leave this session with greater confidence and clarity.  Ongoing support is included, every participant is given the option of joining a “Group Me” session for support and feedback.   Receive preassessment, postassessment and personal coaching.

The Top 10 Creative Teaching Strategies for 2017:  Be Wise to What’s Up and Coming

Let’s face it, some nursing topics are harder to teach than others.  This hands on session will explore the top ten challenging topics, including some essential nursing skills.  Discover innovative and creative ways to teach that inspire deeper levels of thinking and engagement for your learners.  Experience technology you can incorporate into your teaching practice.

Current Sessions


Book Michele for one of the below sessions:

Today’s learners are diverse consumers. Our job is to engage, teach and mentor those who have different learning styles, different generational expectations, and short attention spans. How do you best teach those with diverse backgrounds and experience levels? We must adapt our teaching methods to the seven expectations of the two youngest generations.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss the four types of learner engagement and the how this relates to adult education.
  • Utilize a model to plan effective teaching methods for the three major learning styles.
  • Examine what is of value and importance to traditionalists, baby boomers, generation X and millennial generations
  • Describe how a deeper understanding of what motivates each group is important in differing situations
  • Learn the 7 things that Gen Xers what from those who teacher and manage them.
What gifts do you bring to your job? Are you looking for some new ideas for teaching hard to grasp concepts like trust and collaboration? Do you want to find a new way to teach critical thinking skills? Come to this session and discover some teaching methods that can bring out the best in your learners and yourself.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Utilize concrete teaching tools and strategies to illustrate conceptual ideas so that everyone understands what is being taught.
  • Explore ideas and methods to teach difficult concepts your learners needs
  • Assess some new way to teach and assess critical thinking skills
Are you seeking new and creative ideas to breathe life into some tired programs? Do you participants sometimes need resuscitation after a particularly long class? Is that content “sick” enough to need some “intensive care”? If so, experience some first aid ideas to rejuvenate even the most ailing of lectures.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss 3 ideas to review critical content points
  • Describe 3 strategies to begin a learning session
  • Identify 4 ways to resuscitate dry or boring critical content
  • Plan a strategy to utilize an fresh teaching idea in your next class
Stories have been used for thousands of years as a teaching tool. In this session, discover ways to improve your own story telling skills, so that when teaching, your stories can provide a meaningful learning point. This session focuses on increasing the impact of your message by sharing some story telling success secrets that you can apply immediately.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss the three voices in which stories can be told and which is most powerful when making a point.
  • Explore ways to discover your own stories that can make a point no one will forget.
  • Analyze story secrets that allow you to get people’s attention and keep in throughout the learning experience.
  • Assess your stories and select the most appropriate voice to tell it in: first person, second person, or third person.
Are you searching for some new and creative ways to teach your learners? This session will new hands on teaching strategies for difficult concepts that will assure that everyone “Gets it.” Learn about flow theory and how it relates to your teaching. Explore some ideas to integrate simple technology into how you teach. Experience activities that will hone critical thinking skills. In this interactive session you will be an active participant throughout the day.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss ways to teach difficult concepts so that everyone “get’s it.”
  • Analyze ways to integrate technology into how you teach now.
  • Describe ways to hone critical thinking skills.
  • Improve use of visual media as a teaching tool.
  • Link the assessment of learning and evaluation.
Every Educator uses some form of “technology” for education. At this workshop, you will identify which forms of “technology tools” are best suited to varieties of educational activities and settings. You will take home the ability to recognize the importance of choosing the right technology to completely engage your audience. This session presents, no tech, low tech and high tech teaching ideas.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Examine educational techniques that you can use immediately in your work setting.
  • Develop educational strategies for all levels of technology to which you have access.
  • Identify talking points that can assist in making a case for increasing your educational technology resources.
  • Discuss a vision of education in the future as rapid advances are made in technology and the audience becomes more sophisticated in the use of technology.
Have you ever wondered how to make content memorable for your learners? Noticed that there are several different ways to reinforce important information for your learners? Let “Know” White introduce you to her learners. This session compares eight cartoon characters to the eight frames of mind according to Dr David Lazear, et al., the regonized experts in learning styles.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Identify 8 ways adults process and remember information
  • Describe 8 creative ways to teach and reinforce learning
  • Plan your lesson using at least 3 different learning approaches
  • Assess your learner’s dominant style and plan your teaching method to match it.
Over eighty percent of the population perceive the world as visual assessors of information. Improve the visuals you create for different media, and increase the effect of those visuals on your participants. This idea packed session will provide you with numerous tips and skills you can immediately incorporate into your classes to reach the visual learners.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Learn and create your own icons and pictures to clarify content.
  • Discover 5 shapes that are the basis of all visuals.
  • Discuss the critical components of graphic design.
Do you make presentations at meetings or educational programs? Getting up in front of an audience is harder than it looks. Experienced guides with over fifty years of experience as professional speakers offer you successful strategies. This learning session tells you everything you need to know before you stand in front of an audience. Journey through the presentation jungle safely with tips and tools learned here.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Examine 6 ideas to get your message across
  • Illustrate 4 personal touches to reach your audience
  • Assess 1 way to make you look competent and complete as a presenter
Do you “hog” the first important minutes of an educational program, or is it participant focused? Do you offer positives, or “kisses,” to your learners? Focus on the sticky issues of an educational offering and their effect in setting the stage for learning. Invest in an idea account each learner can use to get new ideas that can be implemented immediately after your training into the work setting.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Demonstrate three ways to begin a learning session
  • Examine ways to change focus and attention to maximize memory
  • Utilize the creativity of your learners through a variety of activities
Do you spend hours developing an educational program, only to have it die due to “fatal attendance”? Do your evaluations return with less than sparkling comments? If so, learn how to transform boring and repetitive content into creative and innovative learning.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Solve the mystery of what killed your last educational endeavor
  • Identify ways to gain support from management for education
  • Experience alternative methods of instruction that create interest and aid retention of essential content.
If you want to become a more creative thinker, this session will take you on an experiential journey to find your whole brain abilities. You will become an innovative thinker in a variety of modes so that new ideas and solutions to current challenges can be addressed. Come and discover the treasure that is hidden in the “box” that is known as your brain.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Analyze the formula of creativity.
  • Engage in activities that help you think out of the box.
  • Assess the value of working with kinesthetic tools.
An object lesson is when you use a physical tool or prop to illustrate a tough to grasp concept. This session offers ideas and examples you can adapt to teach your most difficult concepts. Props can enhance your content in many new ways. These props examples can turn your learners from being “propped up” to completely awake and engaged.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss innovative ways to utilize props as a teaching tool.
  • Compare ways to change focus and attention to maximize memory.
  • Examine the proper use of props, with the dos and don’ts.
Have you ever taught a class with unhappy learners? A class that was so challenging that you found yourself clicking your heels together and repeating, “I just want to go home?” If so, this session will share practical, simple, and easy to implement ideas you can use to alter the situation. Orchestrate the dynamics in your class so that it becomes a win-win for all.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Discuss the three talents needed to deal with negative or unexpected learner attitudes and situations.
  • Examine strategies to use to change mandated groups into happy and willing learners.
  • Contrast educator secrets that allow you to orchestrate your class dynamics so that everyone learns and everyone wins.
  • Analyze strategies to deal with the know it all, the high attention needs learner, the toxic twins, and the arguer.
In this session, discover quick and easy clinical teaching and learning ideas that will make your job as instructor simpler. Learn strategies to get your learners to follow through on their assignments and develop thinking skills.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Demonstrate a quick way to strategize care with a learner when things change.
  • Examine tools that will help you know which students have accomplished their goals and which have not.
  • Discuss ideas to help you make the most of pre and post conference.
This session teaches the mapping process and offers hands on practice to those who attend. Learn the seven rules for mapping and how to create maps within minutes that can serve as outlines, care maps, care plans, and teaching guides.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Demonstrate the seven rules of mapping.
  • Create a mind map, and have the ability to teach others to create their own.
  • Utilize a map as a care plan, outline tool for note taking, and other functions.
In this session, examine what is of value and importance to the traditionalists, baby boomer, generation X and millennial generation members and how those can sometimes be in conflict. Discover the talents of everyone you work with and gain a deeper understanding of what motivates each group and how they react to different problems and situations.
At the completion of the program, the participants will we able to:

  • Compare the seven things that the younger two generations want from those who teach and manage them.
  • Discuss how each generation has different definitions of respect, leadership and how they are best taught content and skills.
  • Examine way to bridge the communication and expectation gaps when dealing with a variety of learners in a class setting.

Building Your Educator’s with Michele’s Tool Box Two Day Workshops

In this session, those who are new to the educator role will discover the nuts and bolts needed to build a great basic educator toolbox:

  • Assessment of Learning Needs
  • Partnership with Management- collaborator, consultant
  • Objective, CE forms
  • Program development/personalization
  • Level one and two evaluation
In this session, those who have some experience with the educator role can collect more resources for use in building a better educational blueprint including the following:

  • How to teach to different learning styles
  • Using interaction to create memory
  • Tapping into learner motivation
  • Level three evaluation- numbers tools
In this session, discover some ideas and tools that will make your education better and more creative than it has been before, including the following:

  • Teaching to diverse learners (generational differences)
  • Creative formats for learning
  • Dealing with difficult learners
  • Asking payer how they will measure success

Book Michele for one of the above sessions: