Discovery Seminar: Investigate Your Learning
- To be curious and for you to allow your curiosity to drive your learning.
I’ve been in the classroom for 50 years—as either a student or teacher, and I’ve heard students and teachers say A LOT about learning during this time, a very brief list of what I’ve heard follows—you can decide whether a student or a teacher was saying these things.
“I can’t ‘get it’.”
“I just don’t ‘get it’.”
“Don’t listen to music when you are studying!”
“Listen to music when you are studying”
“Just study hard for this test!”
“Just study long for this test!”
“Just memorize it.”
“Just make it meaningful.”
“Just make it fun.”
“Just work hard.”
“Just get a good teacher.”
“Here are some study skills.”
“Take good notes.”
“I need your undivided attention.”
“Don’t be nervous.”
“Don’t be relaxed.”
“Don’t be distracted.”
“Get a good night’s sleep.”
The WEIRD thing is, with all that I’ve heard about learning, RARELY have I ever heard students or teachers talk about what learning ACTUALLY IS.
Maybe, if students and teachers knew what learning is—at its basis, then learning would be EASIER; and learning would more likely and naturally occur?
Welcome to the Discovery Seminar: Investigate Your Learning, where I promise you will:
Explore your definition of success.
Understand how your learning is affected by your attitude, effort, and life circumstances.
Become aware of the relationships between your attention, learning, and memory.
Know what is inhibiting and facilitating your success.
Research your success and the psychology of learning.
Gain educational tools rooted within the psychology of learning.
Analyze and compare success in your current classrooms to success in your ideal classroom.
Who this course is for:
- For students interested in being more successful in the classroom.
Dr. Don Lucas, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and the coordinator of the psychology department at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas. He is a fellow of the Southwestern Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
Dr. Lucas or Dr. Don, as his students affectionately refer to him, is the author of the book, Being: Your Happiness, Pleasure, and Contentment; and the author of the NobaProject modules, The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
His teaching has been featured by The San Antonio Express News, SA Scene Magazine, KENS5 CBS, and KSAT12 ABC; and has earned him a number of awards, including the Minnie Stevens Piper Award: The oldest and most prestigious teaching award for higher education in the state of Texas.
Dr. Don hosts 5MIweekly, a virtual science-based sex education course on YouTube, composed of original and pedagogically interactive videos. 5MIweekly has tens of thousands of views and thousands of subscribers; and human sexuality instructors from more than a dozen states and multiple countries use 5MIweekly’s videos within their classes. Additionally, 5MIweekly is on the professionally-reviewed learning platform Merlot and consistently is being shared by a variety of sex therapists and counselors.