John Armstrong

John Armstrong

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Contact email: john.armstrong@socom.mil

Telephone: 813-826-3653

About me

Retired Army, have always wanted to teach and am now working at the Joint Special Operations University as a course director.  I want to become a Master Instructor.  My wife teaches high school age students with autism and I have learned a considerable amount about education as well as the autism spectrum through her.  I have three children, one has already graduated college, the other is a senior and my daughter is in her 4th year.


The value of feedback and our lack of providing effective feedback | New blog by John Armstrong

First, let me say that ML 120 is perhaps the best of the dozen or so Max Knowledge courses I have taken.  I have valued effective feedback and have come to a point in my life where I welcome it r...

Tips on giving feedback as opposed to simply criticizing | New comment by John Armstrong

To be frank, I should have waited until I'd completed this course (ML120).  I've realized I was pre-mature in my question and the material does a solid job of helping me.  But I still value...

Tips on giving feedback as opposed to simply criticizing | New discussion by John Armstrong

Based on what I’m learning, when I give constructive feedback to others, I am – or should be: Reinforcing or encouraging a more effective way, redirecting a behavior or pointing out a more...

Stunning how we continue to propogate this myth of 'preferred' learning styles...is anyone seeing a change from your perspective? | New discussion by John Armstrong

I am amazed that we continue to get reinforcement on 'learning styles' as if it is more than just theory.  I'm curious if other readers are seeing the same or am I just 'way behind?"

This was an excellent lesson and I learned a lot! Now I want to know more! | New discussion by John Armstrong

What this lead me to was to consider other aspects of aging on the brain.  Yes, I know that 'exercising' the brain and learning new skills (new language / musical instrument) are very good ways t...

I struggle with trying to include 'too much' in many of my presentations and need to whittle down to the essence | New discussion by John Armstrong

I struggle with trying to include 'too much' in many of my presentations and need to whittle down to the essence.  I assume it is in an effort to impress the audience or to demonstrate that I hav...

ED 106 | New comment by John Armstrong

I found this to be a very good course for online purposes.  Well arranged.  Thank you, I found it helpful and easy to use as well as informative.

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Retention and retaining information | New comment by John Armstrong

I appreciate the idea that adult education is much more participatory. In the past, I have been concerned about covering all my material and hope to let this instruction help me "go with the flow" a...

Reducing Email Overload When Teaching Online | New comment by John Armstrong

Ms Crews,

This is one of the best insights I have seen - thank you very much!  I've already shared with a close friend doing Master's level work online...

VR,

John Arms...

Draw Back to Online Teaching | New comment by John Armstrong

Kenya - I just read your posting.  You are correct, I'm new to the teaching profession, but am watching my wife struggle with a few Master's level courses, and even my son missed a key suspense...