Inspire their students
to Believe that
THEY can Become
Paula J. Fox
The Heart of a Teacher
simple truths The Gift Of Inspiration
The art of being a great teacher is a unique challenge when working with adults. With children... minds are open, willing, inquisitive, and they want to believe. Learning is a natural process. With adults, the challenge is unique. The primary obstacle: Ego.
The Greatest obstacle to Learning as an adult is being Teachable
Whether you're learning to fly a plane, earning a new type rating, switching from Boeing to Airbus, transitioning from a PC to a Mac or writing a novel, this applies to you.
Adults know better than to accept everything someone tells us as truth just because it's spoken. We also know that much of what is taught is opinion. However, both those truths can block the ability to learn.
The adult student who opens their mind and knows that in every situation there is something to learn will succeed. Only with an open mind and parking the ego outside are we able to identify truth from opinion and fact from fiction, and grab what works. When we hear something that doesn't feel right we search out the truth, we don't disregard because our ego is blocking the path. If we believe that we have something to learn, we will.
Teachers, we would love her hear your unique challenges when working with adult students. Adult students, what works best for you?
Enjoy the Journey!