The SECRET to Teaching Adults
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The SECRET to Teaching Adults

How to Crush IT with Your Students Like a PRO
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Created by Alanda Carter
Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to identify exactly how adults learn
  • How the three learning styles impact how adults learn
  • How to leverage instructional strategies to connect with learning styles
  • How to increase student engagement
  • How to use video, text and audio to teach
  • How to choose instructional strategies that benefit your audience and how they like to learn
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  • Access to stable high-speed internet connection
  • Ability to read English
  • Access to PDF reader
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Give me an hour and I'll show you the secret to teaching adults like a pro!

Do you want your students to recall 90% of what they learned from you?

If so THIS is for YOU.

Think about the times you've been in a class or training and done the yawn dance because you were BORED out of your MIND! Don't let that happen to your students.

It doesn’t HAVE to be like that. Not at all.

The sad thing is just because someone is an expert on a particular topic DOES NOT mean that they KNOW how to teach it.

I am thrilled to share with you the secret weapon you NEED to totally crush teaching adults. Let’s face it the adult learner is a hard nut to crack.

  • Some have attitudes.

  • Some don’t want to participate.

  • Some are bright eyed and bushy tailed.

And it is up to you to somehow reach each one of them. But HOW?

Once you are versed in the three learning styles and know how to leverage them when you create your course, you will be on your way to going above and beyond what most people do.

Pretty cool, huh?

Now if you are committed to doing everything you possibility can to ensure your students learn from you then this is totally the RIGHT COURSE for YOU.

  • If you have never taught and are totally terrified of what to do, this is for you.

  • If you have taught but it went over more like a led balloon, then stick around.

  • If you just don’t give a flying nut whether your students learn, then click away now.

For those of you who are here, I know that you have in your heart the desire to do everything possible to make sure your students have a fantastic learning experience and come back for MORE.

Learning HOW to teach adults in a way that works for them isn’t all that mysterious. It’s just something most people do not learn about because who they learn from don’t know about it.

You see, I have a MS in instructional design and technology. I’ve taught every single age level there is and I’ve designed hundreds of courses as professional instructional designer.

Because I went to graduate school and invested in myself over the years to continue to grow my knowledge, I can help you so that you can ultimately help your students learn.

Doesn’t that sound AMAZING?

Here’s my favorite quote when it comes to teaching, and I refer to it in THIS COURSE.

  • I hear and I forget.

  • I see and I remember.

  • I DO and I understand. – Confucius

This is KEY to adult learning. It is about the DOING. It is about the VARIETY. It is about what your audience brings to the learning environment.

Let me show you how to leverage all of that so that you can reach your audience in a way that they will fall in love with you and want to keep learning from you!

Teaching is an art and a science. This course provides a comprehensive means to unlock the mystery of how to connect with the adult learner.

In this course:

  • I help you BANISH the fear you have when it comes to teaching adults.

  • I walk you through the process and along the way stop to provide you an opportunity to reflect and apply what you are learning

  • You will be ARMED with how to have a 90% RETENTION RATE of the concepts you teach

  • I PREPARE you to be able to select options that are right for online learning to INCREASE engagement and interaction

  • You will have a clear idea of the types of ACTIVITIES to weave into your course creation

AND you have the opportunity to APPLY IT RIGHT AWAY in the Capstone Exercise by completing a thought provoking worksheet aligned to whatever you desire to teach.

PLUS you will have my eBook that explains instructional strategies to you.

DO NOT put off learning how to use effective teaching strategies for the adult learner any longer!

I look forward to you being a part of this course.

Massive amounts of love and tons of hugs - Alanda

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Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 47:31
+ Introduction
6 lectures 09:28

This is a general introduction to the course.


Welcome to The Secret to Teaching Adults!

Preview 00:26

This is a visual to show you the overall process of course creation. There is a downloadable file for you. It provides the visual and a basic description for each course. The course titles are a work in progress.

Course Creation Pathway

Get to know your instructor, Alanda Carter. And...don't forget to leave a Review for this course! It really helps me to learn what works and does not work for you.

Preview 04:43

This provides you with what you need to be successful in this course. Also, you have access to a PDF which provides all the slides used throughout the instruction. 

Plus there is an eBook that provides the content presented in this course that you can read when you have an opportunity.

Preview 00:56
+ How Adults Learn
5 lectures 10:36

Welcome to the first part of The Secret to Teaching Adults. In this section we will dive into the aspects of how adults learn.

Preview 00:49

Teaching methodologies change. Think back to when you were in school, what was the classroom like?

Preview 01:29

When teaching the focus should be on the DOING. Meaning--it's about what your students can DO because of your instruction. Learning by Doing is KEY.

When Teaching Adults

You know how some kids always ask WHY? Well, adults want to know WHY something is going to help them. Adults have a lot of responsibilities and their focus is on "how can I use this information."

The Importance of Why

The intent of this exercise it to help you think about how your personal experiences relate to the content presented so far.

Journal Exercise 1
+ Learning Styles
6 lectures 06:22

Not everyone learns in the same way you go. And depending on the content, you may change how you like to learn new information. There is not a one size fits all when it comes to teaching and how adults learn.

Introduction to Learning Styles

The use of images is important. The more you can SHOW the better.

Visual - Show Me

When you rely on what people can hear, think about how you can leverage stories to maintain their attention.

Auditory - Tell Me

It's about the DOING. Just think if you had to learn how to swim purely by watching someone else swim. Doesn't it make sense to actually practice and try it out yourself?

Kinesthetic - Let Me

Check out the learning pyramid. Consider the learning pyramid as you create your instructional content. The more that you use active learning rather than passive learning, the greater retention rate your students will have.

Experiential Learning & The Learning Pyramid

The intent behind this exercise is for you to have an opportunity to consider times you prefer to use different strategies to learn new information. Reflecting on your needs will help you connect with those you teach.

Journal Exercise 2
+ Online Instructional Options
9 lectures 17:07

Teaching online means you need to leverage what works for the online environment.

Introduction to Online Instructional Options

Video is a great choice because it helps those who prefer visuals and those who prefer to hear information.


All course should have some text in them. However, you do not want to rely purely on text.


Audio can be very effective for some.


People like to interact with other people. However, the type of interaction you can provide will depend on the platform you delivery your course.


The use of good clear visuals that illustrate a point is better than a wall of words.


Get creative. You can find ways to get people involved if you think outside the box.

Other Activities

When you know how your audience prefers to learn, leverage that. Leverage whatever you can to form a deeper connection with your audience.

Leverage & Connect

Instruction involves progression. You don't start off running the marathon, you gotta warm up and put in the practice. Always remember it is a journey for your audience and for you. You have the opportunity to a make your courses better as you learn and as you hear from your audience.

+ Capstone Exercise
1 lecture 01:50

This exercise provides you with a chance to put everything you learned into action. Review the eBook available in Section 1 Lecture 5. Complete the Instructional Strategy Worksheet to prepare you for when you create your own course.

Your Capstone Exercised
+ Course Wrap Up
2 lectures 02:08

It does not stop here! This is but one part of the course creation path. Be sure to check out my Course Creation Pathway PDF available in Section 1 Lecture 3.

For More Help with Creating Courses

I appreciate that you took the time to learn from me. Be sure to drop a review of the course. It will help me to make my courses better. What works and does not work for you is important to me!

Thank You!