Pam always loved teaching. When she was a little girl, she would line up her younger sisters and their friends, pets, stuffed animals and anyone else who would be a “student” to play teacher. As they grew up, the girls would play “college.” But Pam’s mom was a teacher, and encouraged Pam to explore all of her interests. Today, Pam has found a way to marry her natural instincts to encourage critical thinking in others with her passion for gerontology. In graduate school, she was mentored by Mary Alice Wolf, EdD, head of the Institute in Gerontology at University of Saint Joseph. Dr. Wolf is an expert in adult learning, and taught Pam about how to capture the minds and interests of adult learners.
Some people are visual learners, while others learn through hearing or doing (auditory or kinesthetic learners). Adults learn best through a combination of learning styles. Pam has also learned through life that the brain can only absorb what the fanny can endure! By carefully orchestrating material formatted for various learning styles, adding storytelling (to readily transfer knowledge to practice), and interactive activities, Pam has honed the educational process to ensure positive outcomes.