Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Six Trumps - AONW session Tues 2:00pm

The Six Trumps: Six Learning Principles that Trump Traditional Teaching
opening exercise:
  • sum up the following ten numbers: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
  • how did YOU get the answer? Did you try multiple approaches?
  • it's a metaphor for learning: people each have their own ways to learn
  • the mind has evolved for pattern matching; every minute of every day

Think of a training you took.

  • Was it effective? Why / why not? Have you applied anything that you'd learned?
  • Do I want my audience to simply HEAR me speak, or do I want them to LEARN the content?

"If you are in education, you are in the business of brain development. If you are leading a modern corporation... you need to know how brains work." - John Medina, author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Sharon Bowman's Six Trumps slides on her site at:

Fill in the blanks:
  1. Movement trumps ____________
  2. ____________ trumps Listening
  3. Images trump ____________ 
  4. ____________ trumps Reading
  5. Shorter trumps ____________
  6. ____________ trumps Same

Vic will be teaching the 2-day Training from the Back of the Room course:
  • August 4 & 5, 2018 (before Agile2018) – San Diego, CA – REGISTER
  • September 15 & 16, 2018 (after AOSoCal) – Irvine, CA – REGISTER
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Victor Bonacci
coach, trainer, podcast host
@AgileCoffee - AgileCoffee podcast
servant leadership: PATH podcast
Training from the Back of the Room classes:
cards available at:

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