For the Love of Learning – Tech Valentines 2021!

Here at Learning Tree, we’re all about cultivating a Love of Learning in our attendees! We also know that, as an IT Professional, the traditional Valentine’s Day sentiments just won’t cut it for you. Never fear! You can skip the greeting card aisle this Valentine’s Day because Learning Tree’s got you covered with valentines that perfectly […]
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Failure in Learning Part II: The Importance of the Debrief and Coaching

I previously  wrote about the need to be able to fail in a safe learning environment. That can be in a software course or a course on people skills such as customer service. We do learn a lot from our mistakes. An essential part of a learning environment that lets people fail – or any […]
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Organisational Psychology: Our Values

Human beings are focused around interesting, pivotal moments and ideas.  We assign great meaning to certain concepts such as courage, self-sacrifice or leadership.  Certainly when humanity faces challenges these become more highly valued and more sacred. These concepts are focused on the belief that humans are social animals and like chimpanzees, bees etc, we rely […]
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Social, Team, and Pair Learning

Four years ago I wrote about pair programming where programmers learn programming techniques by working in pairs. Collaborative learning extends far beyond that. I – and most people I know – prefer to learn some things alone and some things with others. Sometimes I can learn a topic from just reading about it and practicing, […]
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We Learn A Lot From Our Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein Most people don’t like to make mistakes, including me. It may come from parental reprimands where we were very young or from school where good grades were important and mistakes led to poor grades. In any case, we generally work hard […]
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