09 Feb Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road | Feb 2016
Why did the turkey cross the road?
Have you ever wondered, “Why did the turkey cross the road?”
Although less known than the classic question about a famous chicken, this question still has merit.
The answer is: To attend Steve Kaye’s photo class.
Wait! Before you run, this is more than an ad. It’s also a reflection on effective adult learning.
Suppose you were going to design a 3-hour class on Nature Photography, what would you do?
Recognize that your audience could include teenagers who have won contests and senior citizens who just bought a camera.
Here are the three elements of what I offer (which is the key to successful adult learning).
1) Mechanics – Clear, practical, proven techniques for effective photos.
2) Philosophy – Concepts that lead to more memorable photos.
3) Examples – Stories that show how I met challenges resulting in better photos.
Then I add a bit of whimsey, some encouragement, and a friendly approach.
And all of this is presented with a broad spectrum of information that’s designed to inform beginners and challenge experts. So there will always be something useful for anyone who attends.
You see, your greatest freedom is your ability to be creative.
I want to stir that creativity. And in doing that, I want to inspire people to go beyond what they thought was possible.
So effective adult learning is more than a lecture. It’s a a thought-provoking learning experience that changes how you do something.
And that’s compelling enough to make a turkey cross the road.
Although (so far) no turkeys have attended any of my programs.
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation