I created this site to provide readers with an idea of who I am as an adult educator. Throughout my professional career in law enforcement I have developed knowledge, experiences, and skills which have greatly assisted me with helping others in their pursuit of learning. This is something I enjoy.
I have been teaching and facilitating skills and vocational related classes for nearly 20 years. Challenges regularly present themselves in adult education. However, the rewards far exceed the trials. From my perspective active learning comes at a cost, but it is the key to understanding. Education can open doors to new things one may not have initially thought possible. Knowledge also facilitates opportunities for new adventures in life.
Over the years I have attended classes, lectures, seminars, vocational training, and other variations of learning. Each time I either know why I’m attending, or I’m asking myself, “Why am I here?” I’m not alone. Adult learners engage in education for a reason. It could be said that a student’s incentive or purpose for learning is the foundation for an instructor’s motivation for teaching. Without students, there wouldn’t be a need for instructors. My duty to sustain motivation for my learners is simply to keep things interesting and give them a reason to come back for more.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."