Everyone loves free things! Did you know that there are many free courses that you can take online? Yea there is! Many different skills that can help you as a teacher or trainer. Some even have certificates that you can pay for, otherwise the course itself is free. I will start listing them below as I find them. Check them out sometime!
Free Online Courses -- Study almost anything!
First on the list is Alison. They have many different courses about education to choose from. You can scroll thru the list here: alison.com/courses/education
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.
Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.
This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or prior to, its companion course, Mindshift. (Learning How to Learn is more learning focused, and Mindshift is more career focused.)
Cite Oakley, Barbara. “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects” Coursera. 2021. <www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn> Accessed 07 May 2021.