The best way to set up your quiz questions
The best quiz questions should try to demonstrate actual competency in doing the thing you teach in a real world context. Much will depend on what you teach, but here are some great suggestions:
- If you teach ways to build a community on social media, you ask the student to submit screen shots of what they post.
- If you teach conflict resolution, you can have them rehearse a conversation using those skills and send you either script with their conversation or a video of them practicing
- If you offer customer service job training, you can create a fictional difficult customer and ask the student to respond to the complaint
- Ask a question like "Which of the three tactics for customer service we talked about in the video do you think is the most important?" and you'll get a much better idea of what they actually got out of it
- Pair your students up to coach or teach each other
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- Connect the training to their goal (not just yours) of making a difference and helping children.
- Create actions at the end of the training that require the use of the material in the training to complete. For example, after you teach a behavior technique, have someone who can demonstrate it model it for your students, then ask them to describe ways in which the model showed the principles. Next you can assign them a task to role play a similar scenario with another student.
- Recognize and reward the completion of these actions with XPs, mentions in a social community, and/or maybe a colored bracelet after completing a performance-based task.
- Provide opportunities for feedback on their performance on these tasks.
- Anticipate that setbacks will happen as they go out in real world contexts, and add content to “normalize challenges” that will happen.