“Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites:

Marcia Tate

20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain

Visualize the worst presentation that you have ever been a part of as an adult learner. Now, visualize the best one. No doubt, there is a considerable difference between the two scenarios.

Unfortunately, many of those presenting to adult audiences do not realize that having participants “sit and get” information is not very effective. It’s simply not a good way to ensure that the information will stick to their brains. Adults don’t retain information by passively viewing (or worse – being read) slide after slide…after slide.


February 7, 2024


8:30-3:30 lunch included


Hope Community Church, 1831 E. 21st St., Andover, KS 67002


This workshop is designed for administrators, staff developers, principals, teacher leaders, trainers, instructional coaches and coordinators, college and university professors, business and community leaders, educational consultants and anyone else who teaches the adult brain.

Participants will:

Participants in this workshop are engaged the entire time while they learn the answers to the following three basic questions:

  1. What are 20 strategies that I can use to make my professional learning experience unforgettable?
  2. What are techniques that appear to result in sustained adult behavior change?
  3. And, as a bonus: What are 10 things that keep adults living well beyond the age of 80?

These strategies enable all staff development professionals to plan and deliver powerful, memorable presentations that improve teaching practices and increase academic achievement.



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*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

About the Presenter:

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During the course of her 30-year career with the district, she has also been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. In 2001, she received Georgia’s Distinguished Staff Developer Award, and her department won the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

Currently, through her company Developing Minds, Inc., Marcia serves as an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, and parents, as well as community and business leaders, all over the world. Participants in her workshops often refer to them as the best they have ever experienced.

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