Close your eyes and imagine being in a prison, being trapped somewhere that you cannot move.
A hundred other people are also trapped with you.
They are all seated too close for your comfort.
Your body is getting itchy.
Your legs feel like they are made of lightening.
Your fists want to clinch.
The tag on your shirt is itching.
You scratch it, glad to have some freedom of movement.
You want to stand up, walk around.
You want to copy what the instuctors are doing.
And you can’t.
Because they are still talking.
And there’ s yet another slide full of text.
You want to do what the is instructor demonstrating.
You want it to be your turn to try something new.
But it won’t be.
The instructor just keeps talking.
So all there is to do is listen.
And fight the lightning in your legs.
Bouncing your foot provides some relief.
It’s the part of the presentation where you get to discuss and talk.
Surge of energy!
But you were so distracted by wanting to move around that you can’t remember what you’re supposed to talk about.
The instructor gives instructions again.
You’re glad you get to walk around, shake some hands and role play some of the things the instructor was talking about.
You are the first to raise your hand to share your group’s feedback in front of the audience.
Because you volunteered, you are excited to be invited to stay up front to participate in the next activity – a simulation that will wrap up everything from the session.
You start to have lightbulbs over your head as the activity progresses.
You start to understand the instructor’s lesson in a deep and lasting way.
If only the whole lesson could have been presented this way!