Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE – MY PATHWAY TO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING METHODS
Making the Case for the Experiential Learning Model in the Pet Training Industry
The Correct Skills
Are We Really Competent?
Are We Trainers or Teachers?
To Train or Teach?
Choosing the Model for Effective Teaching and Training
The Old Style of Teaching
What is Experiential Learning Theory?
What is Learning?
What is Operant Conditioning?
What is Respondent Conditioning?
Experiential Learning Theory in a Nutshell
Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle
What Makes Learning Experiential?
The Biology of Learning
The Nervous System
What Are Neurons?
The Experiential Learning Cycle and Brain Function
Individual Learning Styles
The Four Learning Styles
How the Individual Learning Styles Overlap within the Learning Cycle
CHAPTER TWO – UNDERSTANDING YOUR STUDENT
Understanding Our Students
Communicating with Powerful Words
Building Productive Relationships
To Influence We Must First Understand
The Human Component
The Adult Learner
Fundamental Principles for Teaching Adults
Assessing Current Skills, Knowledge and Talent
Helping Students Develop Mastery and Competency
Practice Always Needs Supervision
CHAPTER THREE – THE TRAINER/TEACHER ROLE
Skill One – Formalizing Each Persons Role
The PPG Guiding Principles
Skill Two – Managing Your Clients through Change
Skill Three – Managing Your Client’s Training Performance
Skill Four – Managing and Resolving Conflict
Skill Five – Grasping and Using the Power of Persuasion
Skill Six – Building Client Commitment and Compliance
Skill Seven – Employ the Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
Skill Eight – Managing Client Anger
Skill Nine – Benefit From Effective Time Management
CHAPTER FOUR – THE On-Task- Skill-Coaching HANDS-ON TRAINING SYSTEM.
The Success Factors
The Strategic Model for On-Task Skill Coaching
The Informant Interview
The Direct Observation
The Functional Analysis
Using Logic and Critical Thinking
Establishing the Voice of the Customer
The Training/Behavior Change Program
How Will the Plan Look?
An Example Outline of a Behavior Change Case – Changing Separation Anxiety
An Example Outline of a Training Situation – Teaching a Dog to Sit
Behavior Change, Training or Management?
Behavior Change Programs
Skill Gap Analysis – Baseline Measurements
Creating Connections between Learning and Memory
Coaching for Results
Create a Trusting Environment
The On Task Skills Coaching System
Review of the Theory
The On-Task Skill Coaching Method
The Training Road Map
Specific Training Skills
Management Tools and Activities
Relationship Building Exercises
The Individual Lessons
The Individual Sessions
2. Open Each Session
3. Demonstrate the Skill
4. The How
6. Student Practice
8. Skill Session Homework
On-Task Skill Coaching Meets the Learning Cycle