Building out a course is essential task for Instructional Designers.

16 Questions Industrial Designers Must Ask

Today’s blog continues from the recent breakthrough about how instructional designers and educators can make learning smarter. If you’re reading the series for the first time, be sure to check out the first blog, which explains ABOUT DESIGN. You must … Read More

A model for Instructional Design

A New Instructional Design Model

Before I share about what I’ve discovered, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate those who share and instructional designers and models that have made significant contributions. You have raised my awareness about so many new things and to … Read More

There's nothing like going back to school on the first day!

Back To School 2020 – The First Day

It’s Back to School time! No matter what role we play in education, we must have no distractions, so the first day shows consistency, confidence, and the ability to conduct learning efficiently. Sadly, COVID continues to disrupt those traditions and … Read More

There are times when we question our student's ability to use the platforms we provide lessons to them. When it comes to digital learning, we can raise their skills in this area.

4 Areas to Upgrade Digital Learning

How we have conducted digital learning has changed significantly. Within these past several months, it’s been a whirlwind where one could lose their mind quickly.  From being Zoomed out to inundating professional developments, people have realized that distance learning is … Read More

Think we all have felt like this when it comes to our online lives and education.

Building Teacher & Student Relationships Thru Distance Learning

Unless a teacher takes great effort in building a relationship with every student they teach, distance learning won’t matter one bit. “It just doesn’t feel like I’m in a class,” says one student. Recognizing they do not want to hurt … Read More

Life after distance learning will be challenging at times for teachers.

Strengthen Special Education Accommodations For Distance Learning

Special Education students are one group of students who suffer the most in distance learning. Although accommodations are provided, there remains a significant disconnect between student learning and the teacher’s plan. I am not placing the blame on teachers. Instead, … Read More

Blank Check is Aaron L Smith 's new book.

New Young Adult Book Debuts With Focus on Education

There’s a new young adult book coming out that gives hope for academia across the world. It takes on a different approach how to reinvent the education system. Blank Check takes place on the fictional island of St. Andrews, where … Read More

In this blog, readers will learn about the 5 tools for distance learning regardless of the system.

What are 5 Useful Tools for Any Distance Learning System?

In the last several weeks, I’ve been posting multiple blogs on distance learning, and today we will discuss the 5 useful tools that can be utilized for any instructor or student regardless of the distance learning system.  Should this be … Read More

Aaron Smith discusses in this blog the essential engagements skills every employee needs to be productive in their jobs.

What are the Top Engagement Skills Every Employee Must Have?

Recently, I was thinking about the essential skills that all employees should have, when it dawned on me that the best employees possess excellent engagement skills. For decades now, CEO’s have stressed that their corporations need highly qualified and skilled … Read More

Everyone should be interested in learning how to innovate workforce development in schools.

Can We Innovate Workforce Development In High School?

This question – can we innovate workforce development in high school has been on my mind for quite some time. The better question is why aren’t we doing a better job at it. Everyone in business and education wants to … Read More