Mentoring the Mentor to Learn Through Feedback

Mentoring the Mentor to Learn Through Feedback

As you mentor your employees to develop their skills or improve their performance, you can set them up for success by motivating the learning process with feedback.   Feedback is an essential driver of experiential learning and development. We are constantly receiving...

I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

When six-year-old Alec had his first eye exam at school, he was informed that he needed glasses. Why had he not mentioned this to anyone?  Did he not know that he couldn’t see well?   His parents immediately took him to the ophthalmologist who examined him, then...

Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

An interesting thing happened to Mukta Arya on her way to becoming a bio technology professional: She changed paths, got an MBA, and began a career in corporate human resources. The impetus? Her desire to help people. “I felt very drawn to it,” she said. “I find it...

Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

John Dewey would say we are struck. Paulo Freire might add that we’re shocked. And William James would call it pure experience. That’s 2020 through the eyes of educational theorists and psychologists. Regardless of the labels applied to our current awareness, we –...

Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

There’s a Big Bang Theory episode in which Sheldon goes to Penny to learn acting techniques to improve his teaching and connection to his students. Penny suggests that Sheldon “move around in the space! Do whatever feels natural,” as a warm-up exercise. If you’re a...

Meeting Your Mentees Where They Are

Meeting Your Mentees Where They Are

Mentoring has its built-in challenges. In order to be a great mentor, you have to have a connection with your mentee. You don’t have to be best friends, but you should at least be on the same page to be of any help. But what if your styles are different? What if...

Learning to Shift Workplace Drama to Workplace Empowerment

Learning to Shift Workplace Drama to Workplace Empowerment

We at the Institute for Experiential Learning are involved in helping individuals, teams, and organizations learn how to learn. Naturally, we are curious about what it takes to create the space and environment that fosters learning and development. In order to learn,...