To get the best results from training aids, use the
Always preview the aid. Look at the film, listen to
the recording, examine the chart, and check the visibility
of the chalkboard drawing before the instruction period.
Never lose valuable instruction time and waste the time
of the trainees by stopping instruction to learn how to use
or adjust an aid. During your preview, check for points
that need clarification or emphasis.
Select and prepare aids that emphasize or
illustrate points in the lesson. Rarely, if ever, use aids
only because they are pretty or nice to look at. Test the
usefulness of an aid by asking yourself what important
points it reveals or clarifies.
Plan how and when you will use aids during the
lesson. Mount or prepare the aid, but do not expose it in
advance. Exposed aids may distract the groups
attention from other steps in the lesson.
Plan how you will introduce and what you will
say about an aid. Provide time for the trainees to view,
listen to, examine, handle, or operate the aid. However,
dont expect them to listen to you at the same time they
are reading or studying the aid.
When possible, have a trainee take over as the
instructor by going through the explanations and steps
you have given. That will help clear misconceptions and
keep the trainees attention.
Be sure every trainee can see and hear the aid and
has the opportunity to handle it if required.
When using an aid, stand so that you do not block
the trainees view; use a pointer to locate parts on the
aid; and above all, talk to the trainees, not to the aid.
COMMAND TRAINING TEAM
There are vital mandatory training needs that are
given command wide for the purpose of informing and
keeping everyone up to date on areas such as fire
fighting, safety, personal rights, responsibilities, and
equal opportunity issues and policies. Training teams
are formed in the command to accomplish this
mandatory training mission. The command training
team (CTT) consists of command personnel trained to
present the Navy Rights and Responsibilities (NR&R)
All personnel must attend an NR&R workshop
within 90 days of reporting to a new permanent duty
station. Commands must conduct training frequently
enough to keep the class size below 20 people. All
lesson topics follow an NR&R workshop course guide
provided by the Chief of Naval Education and Training
(CNET). Everyone fills out a critique sheet as a means
of feedback on workshop effectiveness. Commands
hold an all-hands NR&R workshop annually. The
annual workshop includes sexual harassment
prevention training, review of the latest Navy equal
opportunity (EO) policies and the Navy EO climate,
and a forum for discussing Chief of Naval Operations
and command-specific issues. The annual workshop,
held in conjunction with the annual EO command
assessment, uses a training guide provided by CNET.
Prospective CTT members receive formal training
in conducting NR&R workshops. They receive the
training from a CNET activity, mobile training team
(MTT), or by an equal opportunity program specialist
(EOPS) from a major command or staff. The following
guidelines apply to the CTT:
Each Navy command, except those with less
than 50 military personnel, appoints a CTT consisting
of a minimum of two members in paygrade E-6 or above
who are trained in conducting NR&R workshops.
Minimum CTT size is as follows:
Training aids should be in plain view when
classroom instruction begins.
After instruction, when the trainee is required
physically to repeat the steps in a procedure,
what method of teaching should have been
used by the instructor?