Long-Term Care

Trainer's tip: Handle disruptive learners

LTC Nursing Assistant Trainer, April 23, 2009

You know the person in the classroom who always, somehow, disrupts the learning flow? Is there one in every class? How do you handle that situation? Can you prevent it?

Disruptive learners are disengaged from learning and pose the potential risk of disengaging other learners as well. Therefore, create a vested, cognitive interest in the learning for all learners. Following are a few suggestions:

  • Set training goals for the course and share them with learners
  • Communicate with learners how the material is relevant to them and why they are in the training class
  • Involve the learners (e.g., use games)
  • Use a variety of teaching tools
  • Monitor learning and understanding (e.g., ask questions and pay attention to body language to make sure that your learners and still engaged in learning)

This is an excerpt from HCPro’s book, The CNA Training Solution, Second Edition.

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