Summer Review

As an adult educator, it’s a constant focus to implement self awareness techniques and future oriented strategies for motivating adult learners. However, as a typical human, it’s easy to make one self exempt from “the message”. Implemented personal kanban has really improved my personal abilities for self-reflection, and as such, immediately see the connection point between my small triumphs this quarter that directly apply to my big picture goals. It is good to feel the results of my own efforts with motivational techniques in adult learning curriculum.

That is the message to all of you; however, now I am going to take the time to record my own reflections that the visual controls of kanban has shared with me.

As I have tweeted in the past, my three categories are no longer To Do, Doing, and Done. As an effort to continue self-motivation within the As an adult educator, it’s a constant focus to implement self awareness techniques and future oriented strategies for motivating adult learners. However, as a typical human, it’s easy to make one self exempt from “the message”. Implemented personal kanban has really improved my personal abilities for self-reflection, and as such, immediately see the connection point between my small triumphs this quarter that directly apply to my big picture goals. It is good to feel the results of my own efforts with motivational techniques in adult learning curriculum.

That is the message to all of you; however, now I am going to take the time to record my own reflections that the visual controls of kanban has shared with me.

As I have tweeted in the past, my three categories are no longer To Do, Doing, and Done. As an effort to continue self-motivation within the personal kanban process, I switched these out forOpportunities, Active Involvement, and Personal Fulfillment. The subconscious stress of reviewing my kanban board each week quickly turned into excitement over simple name changes because it affected my mindset.

Since my world operates on a quarterly basis being in school and being a director in a school, my three columns get ‘wiped’ each quarter with a fresh start. The end of August is upon us, and my quarterly celebrations is upon me.

Summer 2010

Opportunities that I was not able to take advantage of this summer…

  • Finishing my watercolour of a favourite scene in Rome (personal)
  • Research theorists for my next major PhD compilation (education)
  • Create the self-directed APA tutorial (consulting)
  • Write article on the need for passion and relevance to effectively learn as adults (consulting)
  • Incorporate my consultancy (consulting)
  • Rewrite CM3000 for Ohio Christian University (consulting)

Action items of which I am still actively involved…

  • Teaching CM3000 for Ohio Christian University (consulting)
  • Aligning kanban to university needs administratively (director)
  • Implementing kanban into curriculum for group learning (case study)

Celebrations!!!!

  • Decluttered our Indianapolis home (personal)
  • Moved from Denver to Phoenix (personal)
  • Registered for Research 8200 for Walden’s Fall quarter (education)
  • Registered for Chicago residency for Walden’s Fall quarter (education)
  • Finalized 130 page compilation on adult learning theory and motivational strategies for PhD (education)
  • Brainstormed consultancy model (consulting)
  • Have professional website specs to developer (consulting)
  • Taught ORE100 for Ohio Christian University (consulting)
  • Rewrote PS1010 for Ohio Christian University (consulting)
  • Assisted the guidance of university client through the accreditation process (consulting)
  • Designed 8 courses for university client (consulting)
  • Co-wrote GEN322 course for university client (consulting)

A day ago I was completely stressed and feeling that nothing of significance was getting accomplished. Today I feel major strides towards my bigger life goals.

Observe the power of visual controls for self-reflection and goal orientation.

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My passion is centered around ensuring effective learning experiences that improve people's lives. Developing a learning mindset is my ultimate goal whether working with academic programs or corporate training; formal or informal learning practices. It is my belief that our potential for agility is limited only by our capacity for learning.

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