Growth Mindset: Let Your Dreams Be Your Limit

A fixed mindset can be very limiting to an individual and does not encourage life-long learning.  As the above image depicts, individuals with a fixed mindset believe that they only have so much potential and that they are born with a certain level of intelligence.  They do not stretch their limits and aim to challenge … Continue reading Growth Mindset: Let Your Dreams Be Your Limit


The Teaching-Learning Relationship

The teaching-learning relationship is dynamic and needs to be one of a give-and-take nature.  Students are now at the center of the teaching-learning experience and this needs to be taken into account when planning lessons because each student is an individual and not all students learn in the same manner.  Adult students need to be … Continue reading The Teaching-Learning Relationship

Classroom Management

Classroom management is teaching strategy/process used to ensure appropriate classroom behaviour is being displayed and that consistent approaches are taken to managing disruptive behaviours.  Sufficient and consistent classroom management is one of the most important aspects of ensuring your classroom will be a respectful and safe place for all students to learn within.  Setting out classroom expectations from … Continue reading Classroom Management

Lesson Planning Components-Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Creating a Positive Learning Environment Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment in your classroom is one of the key components to ensuring the success of your adult learners.  So how do we go about creating this environment?  According to James Ballou (2011)  there are some basic guidelines that adult educators should incorporate into their classroom … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components-Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Lesson Planning Components

Characteristics of Adult Learners As stated by Pappas (2013) in his article "8 Important Characteristics of Adult Learners", “adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, autonomy, solid decision-making, and are generally more practical, multi-tasking, purposeful, self-directed, experienced, and less open-minded and receptive to change.”   Pappas explores eight adult learner traits that educators need to be cognizant … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components