How To Properly Deliver a POI Sgt. Lane Overview •GOLMEST •Communications Skills •Barriers •How to ask questions? •Employing Media GOLMEST • Gain Attention • Overview • Learning Objectives/Lesson Purpose • Method and Media • Evaluation • Safety • Transition Gain Attention • Draws students into topic. • Should be related to material. • Should actually get students attention. • Samples: Videos, stories, jokes, etc. • End with WIIFM. Overview • What topics will be covered. • If and how topics are related (keep it short) Learning Objectives • More often, Lesson Purpose. • Learning Objective example: – Given an M16A2 service rifle, sling, cartridge belt, magazines, magazine pouches, and dummy ammunition, without the aid of references, make the rifle ready (Condition 3 to Condition 1) in response to a weapons handling command IAW MCRP 301A. (PVTX.11.1f) • Otherwise, "The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize you with . . ." Method and Media • How is the class being given? – Lecture, Guided Discussion, Practical Application, Etc. • Are you using any media/aids? – Overhead Projector, Chalkboard, Turn Charts, Etc. • Any extra instructions. Evaluation • How, when, and where will the students be test. – e.g. You will be tested over this material on October 31, by written examination, in room 337. • If material is not testable: – You will not be tested over this material however, (reason students should pay attention). Safety / Cease Training • What conditions will call for the period of instruction to be interrupted? • Who can call cease training? • What do the students need to do if a cease training is called? • If no safety concerns, just say “No safety, or cease training concerns are associated with this lesson” Transition • Review and Probe – Now that I’ve gone over what we’re going to cover, how we’re going to cover it, or how you will be evaluated, are there any questions? • Introduce first topic. Communications Skills • Grammar – Use correctly. • Pronunciation / Articulation – Speak clearly, and correctly. • Force – Proper regulation of loudness. “Big boy voice” • Inflection – Don’t be Ben Stein Communications Skills Cont. • Rate – Speak at a comfortable rate, that is appropriate to the students • Pause – Allows students to absorb material. – Limit “uhhs” and “ahhs” and “OK”. Barriers • Anything that detracts students attention from the lecture. • Posture • Movement • Nervousness – How to limit nervousness. Barriers • Gestures – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWogTTQJRmE • Facial Expression – Possibly lack of. • Eye contact – Don’t be Stalker Steve. • Maintain classroom control. How to receive a question? • Repeat the Question or ask if everyone heard the questions. This is determined by the size of the venue and class. • Answer the question back to the entire class. Do not ignore a question or try to come with an acceptable answer that is not correct. • Ensure you have answered the student’s question. Employing Media • Know what media you are using, and test it beforehand • Create your own media! • Utilize all media available. – i.e. Chalkboards, projectors, hand-outs, video. • Be creative with your lesson. • Use the media as your guide to presenting the lesson. QUESTIONS ?