Wading through the detritus of garage items, I spotted two bags I recognised, my old training kits. Rummaging through the unsticky post-it notes and hardened blu-tac slabs, I found several training props, including...
A rubber chicken!
Several things puzzled me about the chicken;
1. I have no recollection of EVER using it in a training activity
2. Why the heck had I decided it was worth keeping?
My only conclusion was that at some stage, I'd labelled it a, 'could come in handy' item! But it never had. And apart from causing brief hilarity for my son and minor confusion for my dog, it probably never will.
It did get me thinking though about how some Trainers store up 'could come in handy' models, techniques and props that may seem interesting, but don't have a current use. And made me question if the storing of these items is a clever use of resources for future learning, or if it means they will be shoehorned in rather than designing to what needs to be achieved.
I confess I do have a training treasure trove, full of random props for future consideration, but I also pride myself on bespoke design. So alas, my question is still unanswered, and the rubber chicken is still in the garage awaiting a verdict!
What unusual training resources do you use?
Learning doesn't just happen in a training session. It happens all around us! Follow my ramblings and continue to see the world in a different light!