Luma Learning Strategies in the Transportation Industry
Teaching Without A Teaching Degree: Luma Learning Lessons contains 52 lesson plans and worksheets with 106 different teaching strategies designed for the trucking industry that can easily be adapted to suit any age and content topic.
Our free Luma Learning Lessons include objectives, estimated time, materials and instructional procedures for classroom and online/blended teaching. We will provide strategies on how to use our new LumaLive technology to collaborate virtually in real-time. We include these pillars from our learning research to illustrate where they are infused in our lessons.
For decades there has been discussions of interaction types in education. (Anderson, 2003) Most interaction types observed in driver training traditionally are learner to instructor or learner to content. Moreover, most interaction time with driver training and orientation is synchronous or at the same time. This Learning Strategy is going to help you think about ways you can hold training without a physical classroom.
The following Lesson is broken down into two different interaction times.
- Meet in a webinar technology, like LumaLive.
- Ask learners to refer to the Positive Affirmation Worksheet.
- Have them write down 5 true statements about themselves. Give them time to write their thoughts in the worksheet.
- Explain the importance of positive affirmations. Affirmations are short, positive, and present tense. Provide examples:
- I am a good listener.
- I am a good friend.
- I am a safe driver.
- I am a good husband/wife.
- Ask everyone to review their list and adjust any to make them positive affirmations.
- Go around and have them state outloud their positive affirmations.
- Explain to them that positive affirmations are true statements about yourself. Explain that the goal is to build on the list overtime.
- Give them time to edit their original list or create a new list. Explain repeating the list daily can help reinforce positivity in their life.
- Ask the class through an online poll how many of them feel “present” with their friends, family, co-workers 100% of the time.
- Give them a challenge of creating UPlifting ways to move throughout the day that will help them stay engaged and positive. In groups, challenge them to finish the worksheet. Create a list of 10 examples. You can show them the example to give them ideas.
- Review their examples to finish up the class. Explain these two exercises are ways to create positive thoughts. To share more ideas, send out eNugget® on Creating Positive Thoughts after class.
- Send out eNugget® on Creating Positive Thoughts after class.
- Post in a discussion board: Share 5 examples of positive affirmations about YOU. Optional: Post them around the office.
- Another option is to create group discussion boards. For each group, they can create a list of 10 Uplifting examples to go throughout their day. Optional: Post them around the office.
Anderson, T. (2003). Modes of interaction in distance education: Recent developments and research questions. Handbook of distance education, 129-144.