I have been teaching adult learners for nearly 10 years and I often find myself more interested in what they can teach me. I find myself, in the beginning of the course, spending much of our time discussing their careers and experiences. We try to turn those experiences into informational bits that all students can use as tools. My role is more of a facilitator than a teacher. I try to learn how and what they think, there experiences and their trials. Often times, I use older students as my sounding board for insight and opinions. They often times are more apt to respond tham younger students. Many of them have that confidence and are not ashamed or nervous about sharing. It really makes for a much better course and discussion.