My Learning (and Teaching) Manifesto

In 2008, I completed my Certificate in Adult Education. Three years later walked across the stage to receive my M.Ed. in Studies of Lifelong Learning. They opened both my mind and the world to new ways of thinking about learning and teaching. Learning never stops for me. I am committed to lifelong learning and looking back, always have been. I am also a teacher. Sometimes I am training or facilitating in the workplace. Other times I am presenting at a conference or coaching my clients. But I am always teaching. As I work with my clients and continue to grow and learn, I have come to adopt some core beliefs about the work I do. These principles guide my work and my life. I practice what I preach. Here is my Learning (and Teaching) Manifesto:

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Your Course’s Essence

Congratulations! You are creating a course but have you thought of what its essence is?
Yes, a course has an essence. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the basic nature of a thing: the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is.” A course’s essence is that basic purpose – the reason you are offering it – which makes…

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