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Make learning fun! Even if we are teaching adults, it is ok to reward adults and recognize their hard work. Everyone wants to be acknowledged when they accomplish something; adult learners are no different. For example, I love the idea of bringing in a treat (cupcakes or pizza) after the class finishes a huge project. It is imperative that the instructor be excited about the subject they teaching! We are a product of our environment. If I am not excited and engaging about teaching, I should not expect my students to be excited or engaged in learning.

Be enthusiastic about what you are teaching and how you are presenting the information. Your attitude will guide the class in the subject and their learning.

Comment on Dulce Cazares's post: I like to use for they to create questions for their peers and lead the process for a certain topic. This often gets them engaged to learn the material better to be able to teach it 

I love motivating my students to continue their education.

Enthusiasm is what keeps the students motivated!

I have learned so much from this course.

I learned how detrimental it is to embarrass a student.  That survival instinct kicking in is a real thing after an instructor embarrasses a person.  I may be speaking from personal experiences LOL.

I really liked the REFOCUS acronym tool.  To me it seems to humanize the teaching process and gives everyone a good tool for re-calibrating success.

The video about the teacher who could never get to all his talking points but still made sure that his students had great discussions hit close to home with me.  Sometimes the best scenarios are the ones that go off script.

It is important to know your students. Who are they? Why are they here? Where did they come from? Where do they want to be? Knowing a little something about each student will allow the instructor to offer the support they need in order to be successful. An adult learner may have a lot to offer during class discussions due to their life experiences; younger learners may learn from these real life examples.

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