Dana Jones-Martin

Dana Jones-Martin

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Teaching adult learners requires varying learning tools. Facilitators must add hands-on activities to aid information retention.

Writing helps to organize our thoughts and communication skills. 

Critical thinking is an ongoing developmental skill needed to provide best-practice nursing care.

Understanding that the adult brain does not reach maturation until age 25 gave me a better perspective on how adult learners process and retain information. 


I have learned the importance of how to encourage others through extrinsic and intrinsic motivations and how it contributes to the successful outcome of student education

It is exciting to know how presenting the same content in six different way help learners retain 90% of information over 30 days, leading to a more substantial building block of knowledge.   


Greeting the students by name helps build rapport and allows the instructor to give positive and constructive feedback. Also, it gives students the confidence to engage in the learning process.

Having a clear understanding of the student's intrinsic need will aid in the development to create the extrinsic environment for the best student success outcome. 

It was good to know I was on the right track with students disengaged and wanting to give up can be remotivated and inspired to finish the course. I will try using the five-colored card with my most active student because I was having a hard time controlling that kind of behavior without hampering that person's class participation. 

This topic on Class Management was very informative and gave me many tools to take back to the classroom with me.
I love icebreakers. They are fun and get most any group involved to accomplish a common goal. I agree. It does help to have a clear and concise course syllabus. It gives students an understanding of the difference between the course's expectations and requirements, making them accountable for dates and time tests and projects are due. Also, utilizing SME or IDE, students are more apt to buy into your instructional guide with the expectation that the knowledge and skills… >>>

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