Do you have ideas you wish to teach or share with others? Are you new to online teaching? Are you unsure of how to proceed with your idea to a course you can teach?
At the completion of this course, you will be able to take any idea and design a course with this easy and streamlined template. This course, designed by a long-time educator, course leader, author, and positive psychology coach, will walk you step-by-step with your idea - refine it, make it uniquely yours for your ideal students, creatively break it down into its many parts, and build it back up into a course you and your students will love. During this course you will have an opportunity to explore many ideas you might have and help you find the topics best suited for your best teaching self. As you work in each section of this course, you will have your own course to teach.
Nearly any idea that you have and want to share with others through teaching, is a teachable idea.
What ideas are best for you to teach? How do you find out? This exercise will help you find your best topics for being your best at teaching.
Competition is good, I'll tell you why I think so!
At this point in your course design, it is natural to feel everything from hesitant to fear. I'll explore the value of emotions and how to use them positively.
We each have our unique qualities, ideas, and perspectives on ideas. Find out what makes you unique with your chosen idea.
Who are the students you would like most to teach? These are your ideal students and the focus of your teaching.
When deciding to design a course from your idea, knowing the questions your course answers for your students helps your design process.
Mind mapping is a useful tool for breaking down your idea into all of its parts.
Here is a mind mapping exercise for you to take your idea farther.
Goals written as clear action outcomes will make your course more powerful in meeting your students needs.
Your goals are directly related to the questions you wrote earlier in the course.
A clearly written outline is your timeline for completing your course.
Planning how you will deliver your lectures is next to make production easier.
Exploring what works for you - a script or simple notes - for delivering your lectures.
How to become comfortable in front of a camera before and during production.
I am an educator, program designer & leader, author, and positive psychology coach. I have taught in classrooms from preschool to college. I was a senior program leader and founding member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts for many years. Currently, I teach workshops in Positive Psychology, Canine Massage, and mentor teachers transitioning from classroom to online learning. I am also an acupuncturist teaching people about healthy living and lifestyle choices.
My purpose is to use all of what I know and have done to help people live fulfilling, healthy, and happy lives. Teaching is my common thread. All else helps to direct my subjects such as course design, health issues, lifestyle choices, happiness, canine massage, and living creatively through mindfulness, meditation, and personal expression.