We can all get stuck in a rut from time to time. Whether it’s teaching within the classroom or within the student salon, it is important to keep in mind that we are not the only ones that get stuck in a rut. Students can also get complacent doing the same thing day in and day out. To get out of your rut, you must shake things up. I have found that simply doing something different from our daily routine can get us reenergized.
Webinars are a powerful resource for information to transform your students learning environment without ever leaving your school.
The great news is, it is easy mixing things up by going online and finding some short webinars. These short 5 – 6 minute webinars can easily be integrated into your day. There are numerous online webinars at your disposable and one of my favorite sources is miladypro.com.
Once you have selected your desired webinar, set-up a learning station within the student salon, students go and watch a short webinar when they are not performing services for guests. I suggest that you have prepared a call to action activity around each webinar. Students should view the webinar and then complete a short activity. For example; you could prepare a series of questions that students would answer or incorporate a group discussion at the end of your day around the webinar.
Getting out of a rut does not have to be complicated or time-consuming and webinars are a great tool to help keep things fresh for you and your students.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.