The intended purpose of this site is to discuss my perspectives, insights, and provide foundational information about adult education and training. Throughout a 20-plus year professional career in law enforcement I have developed knowledge, and skills through an abundance of experience, which has greatly assisted me to help others in their pursuit of learning through training and education. 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 am attending, or I'm silently asking myself, “Why am I here?” I've often discovered, I was not alone. Adult learners engage in education for a reason.
A student’s incentive or purpose for learning is the foundation for an instructor’s motivation for teaching. Without students, instructors would not be needed. My duty to sustain motivation for my learners is simply to keep things interesting and give learners 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."