Well, nothing went according to plan. We could not log into the training database, teachers could not log into the system, and some people needed their passwords reset. The training was a complete and utter disaster. Not only was I embarrassed that I could not get the technology to work, but I also wasted an enormous chance to build positive relationships with these teachers.
While every single teacher was incredibly supportive and understanding, it is my strong goal to prevent this from happening in the future.
After some reflection, here's what I learned to improve for next time:
- Always make sure that you have a list of log-ons and passwords for everyone in the training.
- Create screen capture videos that you can show when things JUST DON'T WORK.
- Keep group size small. With technology, large groups usually aren't best.
What do you do to prevent an epic tech fail? I would love to hear from you!
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