Tomorrow, I am going to hold a workshop which is a part of “Get familiar with thinking strategies”. Using VTS(Visual Thinking Strategies) and visualization, the learners enjoy a few types of discussions.
The topic this time is “Mindset”. I chose this because I was stunned when I found I had a fixed mindset. Loving to learn new things, I had never regarded myself as a person with that mindset.
Nevertheless, the more research I did, the more description fits my personality or value system. It took me a while to face the reality before I started to change my habit.
Now, I want people like me to go through what I have without the pain I had experienced. VTS allows us to reflect on our mindset safely, since, seemingly, we are just talking about a work of art at least overtly.
Tomorrow’s workshop is for employers. Last one was for marketing research analysts. Next month, it is for mothers.
I must focus on concrete and handy takeaways for every learner.
I have offered workshops for more than 50 times in addition to 30 years of experience as a teacher. I have found they are totally different.
Now, almost all of my workshops include VTS discussions; however none of my workshop is same. I need to design it every time.
At last week’s workshop, the audience was all marketing research analysts. VTS is about learn to see, see to learn. Naturally, they were very good at it, sharing their observation with logical reasoning.
For this weekend, I have been designing one for another client who joined my workshop with their employees two months ago. This time she wants to take it alone, which is my first experience. To design this which is more like graphic interview, I needed to design a whole new workshop.
When taking a new approach, I go back to basics. Namely I look up the word: workshop in my Merriam-Webster then start looking for a few good books to get insights. It is almost like checking the inventory of knowledge in my brain.