5 Things You Shouldn’t Ask a Technical Writer

We don't need to know how to use a piece of software as long as we know how to use ant software well.

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Sign up for your first session!

Hello Everyone! I am happy to announce that you can officially sign-up for my first set of sessions for my first official coaching series: Rediscover your Curiosity and Motivation to Learn via Verlocal (click to take advantage of Verlocal's current discount offer). Since I graduated last year, I have been waiting for the right time to take the leap and offer … Continue reading Sign up for your first session!

Happy New Year!!

Today marks the last day of one of the best years so far. Yes, including the year I got married, because this year has built a stronger couple. This year I: * Graduated from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a MA in Learning Technologies * Became a Full-time, Amazon.com employee * … Continue reading Happy New Year!!

Dear Stephani: Keep Going

7 years ago, I was a 16 (almost 17) year old girl with big plans to run away. I had been flirting with the boy that I thought I had wanted to marry all summer, I was preparing to start my senior year of high school, and I my life (and body) had drastically changed … Continue reading Dear Stephani: Keep Going

Graduate Research Paper

Guess what?! I am officially done with graduate school!! After 12 months of hard work, dedication, sleepless nights, and a ton of fun: I'm done! Accompanying my success is the final paper for my action research project. My paper is an ethnographic depiction of the research I conducted to improve failure experience communication strategies and self-efficacy … Continue reading Graduate Research Paper

Planning My Future (i.e., Looking Ahead)

A comprehensive, 2-year plan for my husband, our pets, and I. Including becoming more nomadic (i.e., less overwhelmed with material items and excessive living space); therefore, reducing our expenses.

MALT COG Tools (#9) and Action Research (#8) Journal: Embracing All Types of Failure

Recently I started looking at positive and negative failure experiences. Positive failure experiences provide the learner an opportunity to learn from the experience (e.g., failures in scientific experiments are positive). Negative failure experiences do not allow for learning (e.g., failures that result inconsistently, or without logical explanation). Even more recently, I was let go from … Continue reading MALT COG Tools (#9) and Action Research (#8) Journal: Embracing All Types of Failure

MALT Action Research — Fall Journal #7

Today I learned that I am on the right track for my research. Not necessarily because I agree with Carl Rogers (see COG Tools journal #8); but because I let fear hold me back. I was afraid of my self-perceived low intelligence. In other words, I evaluated my intelligence as low, and let that hold … Continue reading MALT Action Research — Fall Journal #7

MALT COG Tools — Fall Journal #8: Not Yet a Fully Functioning Person

For me, COG Tools (the series of classes based on cognitive learning) is about discovery the theories about how humans learn, and then applying those theories to myself. Not so surprisingly, I relate best to constructionism. If you know anything about constructionism, you know that putting those two sentences together is redundant; if you know nothing about … Continue reading MALT COG Tools — Fall Journal #8: Not Yet a Fully Functioning Person

MALT COG Tools — Fall Journal #7: The Ghost of Carl Rogers … or something like that

Life Story Summary #1: Religious up-bringing Life altering change at the age of 12, resulting in a strict upbringing, tedious chores, and subsequent life of isolation, independence, and self-discipline Studied agriculture in undergrad, changed degree to study Theology. Questioned religious belief throughout college Left the theological world to study Psychology Believed in student-centered learning Life Story … Continue reading MALT COG Tools — Fall Journal #7: The Ghost of Carl Rogers … or something like that