Last week’s post was quite heavy; so going light this week. Stickers!
I know this post is basically unnecessary because who doesn’t love stickers?!?! However, just in case…
How I use stickers: In trainings, when someone does anything that really emphasizes the material. For example, a student shares their aha moment with the class.
How many stickers do I use: Really varies by class. Rough on average per class, there is a sticker distributed every hour.
What stickers do I use: This is a personal preference decision. My go to favorites are Star Wars, Avengers, and Hello Kitty
How do I pass out stickers without interrupting training: I have several sheets of stickers. I give the sheet to the individual and continue training. Later, I walk around and pick up the sheets during an exercise or break.
What value does this bring: Yes, occasionally, I get someone that passes. Ok. Not a big deal. More times, I have people that get excited to have a little sticker to put on their book, phone or shirt. People enjoy the options of stickers and generally, feel appreciated that they were recognized for the moment of learning.
What if someone doesn’t get a sticker: I don’t worry about who has and hasn’t received a sticker. I’ve never had an issue with someone being upset (or at least they didn’t share that feedback). That said, I do offer anyone an additional sticker at the end of the class.
What value do I get: For such a small cost, I’m able to reinforce positive learning & celebration. This sometimes helps me with energy/engagement in the training (“you’ll get a sticker” in a funny voice). Nothing big; yet something.
Are stickers appropriate for every training: Nope.
My favorite thing about stickers: When someone says something in training, the rest of the class yells “sticker!!!”.
Have you ever tried stickers in a training?