June 2009
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From the Top: Using Connection Activities

What are connections?

Connections are short, learner-focused opening activities that include four important elements: connecting learners to other learners, to the topic, to their own learning goals, and to the learning outcomes. Learners also connect to the trainer and to the training environment. This means they begin to feel relaxed and at ease with the trainer and comfortable in their environment.


With opening activities that engage learners from the moment they walk into the room, learn

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