My background drives me to use the principles of marketing – including listening to the customer and staying current – to shape the experience my students have in class. Being a UTS student and a millennial, I’ve experienced first-hand what works in the classroom and what doesn’t. This helps me think of ways to maximise students’ learning and engagement.
When I’m shaping my lessons I try to understand where they are, not physically, but mentally. It’s like being an ethnographer of your own customers: Where are they online? What do they like? What’s happening in pop culture? Using this knowledge, I try to shape individual experiences for each of my lessons.
Here’s five things I do to create a great learning experience: