Successfully Teaching on Learned.Live- Taster

Learn the 'secrets' of how to make this a successful platform teaching what you love!

14 teacher reviews total
1 course reviews total
1 class per week, for 1 week

Single Class Course

30 minutes

Class Duration

1-10 students

Class Size


Per Student

Learned.Live is an amazing platform to share your knowledge and connect with others who share your passion. This course will introduce you to the platform and help you generate ideas for what to teach along with providing you information about what has been requested. Since it is a short lesson we will quickly go over the key elements and if you need further assistance with designing your lesson or idea for teaching Mara is available for coaching. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the platform and recruit more passionate teachers to it. From this lesson you will learn how to navigate the platform with suggestions for how to build an engaging course or course series. The session will be interactive, participants will be expected to have their cameras and mics on and be willing to share. Afterwards those interested in signing up to teach will be given a link to follow and Mara will be available to help you.
To be best prepared for this course it would be helpful to have a look at the platform, even take a class or two prior to signing up for this one. Also be sure to have a working device with a camera and mic as it will be interactive. Lastly do ponder what you enjoy teaching others about- it might be something obvious i.e. balanced lifestyle or something more discrete like speed reading or planning travel... What is great about Learned.Live is the wide opportunity that exists.
As a passionate educator I have actively engaged with learning all my life. I have had the privilege of teaching 1000s of students and adults over the course of my career in education. Some of my favourite lessons have been helping learners make big decisions in life including what to do next post education, or choosing which university to pursue or ideas for how to revitalise one’s work. I have worked in Los Angeles, the UK and now globally online and am always learning about the differences in different countries while at the same time committed to supporting individuals to make decisions predicated on what is best for them. Learned.Live is my go to platform for online teaching.

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Mara Simmons, PhD

A Tinker in Education that Promotes Joy and Curiosity
14 teacher reviews total

About Me

Teaching is my life, my parents would say. In my young adult life I took great joy at creating explanations for things and sharing new knowledge with others. As I matured I learned that much of teaching is learning, listening and understanding others' perspectives and experiences and the combination of learning with my love for sharing knowledge helps define my approach in any course I teach.

I have been privileged with having a long and varied teaching career that includes teaching math, science, history, leadership and English to young students in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years in mostly low income, culturally diverse communities. In addition, I have served as a school head, director and school founder for 12 years and most recently was a program manager for teacher training in the UK where I shaped what teacher training can look like for the post 16 sector.

Choosing to teach online is a new venture for me and an opportunity for me to grow. I appreciate the in-person sessions and look forward to cultivating discussion and learner engagement. Also, I believe education should be about choice, and I love that here you choose what you want to study.

The subjects I will teach will be relevant to those wishing to improve their professional skills, whether it be working with others, ways of writing, or how to increase colleague engagement and enthusiasm. In addition, I hope to bring in some courses specifically for teachers and presenters around how to prepare lessons and how to increase student engagement and joy for learning. Lastly, I am interested in teaching about how to cope with remote learning and working as I have observed and at times struggled with these issues in the past and have found some useful strategies that have worked.

In my classes you will never be quiet for an entire session, nor have to listen to me lecturing - I am a believer in collaboration, discussion and facilitated learning. Problem-based, project-based learning is my approach in a school setting; here online we will have a version of it. At the end of each session, we will re-cap to make sure that you have left with a nugget of learning or provocation to go further along with some extra tools to be that value add.

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June 19th, 10:09am
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