Can I get some feedforward from you❓

Jan 19, 2022 2:27 pm


Hey , here is your weekly dose of L&D inspiration. Click each resource and let me know which one was your favorite. I use your feedback to shape what I send out. 🙏

The Starting Five

  1. Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback. I get it, giving and receiving feedback is difficult. No one likes to hear about all the ways they messed up. Marshall Goldsmith gives us a better way 'forward'. He argues..."there is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred—not on the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future. As such, feedback can be limited and static, as opposed to expansive and dynamic."
  2. Oh, The Learning Pyramid. It's a theory that's holding on for dear life. ACRLog lays out why this theory is not backed by science, how it got started, and why it's harmful to furthering the field of L&D and education.
  3. Markup Hero is a tool I recently started using for creating quick screenshot explainers. I really love it. It's fast, simple, and keeps all your screenshots organized in one place. Another option is Awesome Screenshot. It's a similar tool that's great if you need to take quick screenshots.
  4. Tom Sherrington discusses the difference between rehearsal and retrieval practice. While not a new concept, he lays this distinction out in an interesting way.
  5. Last week I shared Cal Newport's article on working on your career. Next, here is how he used this thinking to determine what best predicts professor tenure. In this case study, he comes to an interesting discovery. This has me thinking. What do you think is a big predictor for success in your career? Let me know by replying to this email.

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