About PeopleLearn and our Philosophy

Our mission statement for PeopleLearn was written many years ago in a closet... 
When I was a young girl, I discovered that 
my lineage traced back to an old gentleman
named Benjamin Franklin, and I...was his sixth 
great-grandaughter! Wow! That was way cool!
On a book shelf in my parents library, 
I found a thick, leather-bound book,
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
I crawled into my favorite reading place in the 
closet and began a remarkable adventure 
into the world of learning! Statesman, writer, 
inventor, scholar, scientist...and the list goes on.
He began as an apprentice and learned hands on. He spent
his life writing books, not just reading them! If this poor
boy apprentice could do it, maybe I could, too. 
School brought many adventures, and book-learnin' was a big
part of it; but I soon discovered that it wasn't 
nearly as much fun as the many wonderful
experiments that our science club performed
in our dark, mud and stone-walled basement. 
In school, we just read about things-at home in our
laboratory, we blew them up!

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"Bridging the Gap!"


Bridging the eLearning Gap

 

 

 

 


Our Mission Statement

At PeopleLearn™, we believe that people, including ourselves, create our own obstacles to change, to growth, or to learning new skills or behaviors because we get caught up in old patterns and habits. If we are to bridge our learning gaps, we have to make a paradigm shift in our learning process.
In ThePeopleLearningLab™, our purpose is to create learning modules, sometimes a series of learning modules, that are designed with change in mind. Many times we have to ex-change some ineffective skills and behaviors with new, more powerful skills that work for us instead of against us. And…sometimes we just need to add to what we already know.

"Tellin' Ain't Learnin'!"

"Involve me and I learn!" As I traveled throughout the United States presentlng Franklin Quest's (FranklinCovey) time management and productivity principles, I learned as much or more than those I taught. We did a lot of tellin' but we also used techniques that resulted in a lot of learnin' that changed people's behaviors and their lives. As Ben said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn!" —Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"Bridging the Gap."

The Learning Gap. In the true learning process, which always involves change, there is a gap between what we know now...and what we need to learn to "do" in order to change our behavior and "become" something better! In order to do that, the learner must bridge the gap by learning HOW to make a paradigm shift to overcome those obstacles, and then learn and practice new concepts based on the new learning paradigm. Learners need to believe that what they are learning is correct for them, and then establish the habits and behaviors to make it real. When learning skill sets, behavior must be repeated at predetermined intervals until it "sticks" and then they "own" it! After that, the subconscious memory, and sometimes the muscle memory takes over and the result is the desired behavioral change.
As we taught at Franklin...
"Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent, so practice right!"

Portfolio of a Few Projects

Early Childhood Education Portfolio
The Health Industry Portfolio
Industrial Portfolio

 




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