Table of Contents

Icebreaker: Crossword Puzzle

Sometimes a fun activity for participants to work on at their seats is a nice tool to have at your disposal.  Here’s a training skills icebreaker in a crossword puzzle featuring a variety of training terms. Feel free to use it at your next train the trainer session (download the icebreaker).

04262013 - Crossword

ACROSS

3    Learning style attracted to handouts and graphic organizers

5   “M” from WIIFM

9    Key to learners paying attention

15  Most important determinant in whether training will be transferred to the job

17  Design step to relate to your audience

18  Bloom’s third level

19  Learning style that can soak up lecture

20  Best marker ever Mr. ________

DOWN

1    One alternative to lecture _____ study

2    To get the most from an icebreaker do this

4    Learning objective should be ______-centered

6    Role play engages these learners

7    Learning style that loves a good gallery walk

8    Template to guide your presentation (two words)

10  A verb never to be used in learning objectives

11  Design step to prime learners for the real world (two words)

12  So much better than monotone

13  Alternative to PowerPoint

14  Father of adult learning

16  Makes perfect

Building a common vocabulary around training skills or change management or sales processes or whatever your audience is learning can be essential for cohesive teamwork.  If you’d like to create a crossword puzzle activity for your next training session, check out https://www.puzzle-maker.com/.

Have you used a puzzle like this in your sessions?

Related Articles

Better PowerPoint

Creating Better PowerPoint Decks, Faster

PowerPoint can be a very powerful visual aid and important tool for training… if it’s done well. Today’s post isn’t so much about pretty images, it’s more about organizing your thoughts before you even open PowerPoint on your computer.

Read More »
airline flying through a sky with palm trees

3 Job Aid Design Lessons from a Beach in Hawaii

An effective job aid might be able to replace the need for actually training someone. At the very least, it can be distributed as part of a training to help people remember a rule or how to do something new. Drawing inspiration from “job aids” we see every day when we walk around can make our job designing effective job aids easier.

Read More »

Join our Mailing list!

Get regular updates from Endurance Learning.

Subscribe for Updates

Get regular updates from Endurance Learning.