Creating Other Lessons
In this lesson we will look at how you can create your lessons so that it will be an enjoyable experience for your students. If you follow this simple formula for each lesson, then you will create them easily and it will make more sense for the reader.
Start with an introduction to what the topic will be and show how it ties in with the previous lessons.
Discuss your ideas in more detail and then always give a clear assignment that will help your student to take the appropriate action to get the required results.
End the lesson by telling them what to expect in the next lesson.
If they have reached a milestone in their journey to their goal, then congratulate them so that they feel that they have achieved something worthwhile. This will keep their momentum going.
If you can make each lesson progressively harder, it will stimulate them to achieve more. It will build their confidence when they see that they can also do the harder stuff.
Always invite them to ask any questions or to tell you about their obstacles.
Recap of previous lesson:
In the previous lessons we discussed how you can create an introduction to your course.
The procedure is the same for all lessons.
You start with a brief introduction of what will be covered in the lesson and how it ties in with the previous lessons.
Do not have many ideas in one lesson but limit it to one or maximum three ideas. Keep it short and to the point so that it does not get boring for the student.
If you are going to cover more than one idea in your lesson, then use a heading and bullet points to list them.
Example for this lesson:
- Introduction and recap of previous lesson
- Main ideas to be discussed
- Detailed discussion of each idea
- Assignment for this lesson
- Recap of the main ideas covered
- What is next?
Now go into more detail into each idea. Use a heading for each idea like I have done above. It makes it easier to read for the students.
Do not use long paragraphs but just have one to two sentences per paragraph.
The main idea is to transfer your knowledge as quickly as possible and not to try and keep your student’s attention for longer than necessary.
I have found that lessons of less than five pages work best in most instances. Break it up into separate lessons if a lesson is getting too long.
Your lessons should follow a logic sequence that will get them to the final solution of the problem that your course help solve them. Or it can be to get a certain result or learn a special skill.
Take them from where they are at present to where they want to be in the end.
Always show them what the dream outcome will be to keep them motivated. Especially if they have reached a certain milestone you should celebrate with them and if they struggle to reach it keep encouraging them.
With most portals you will be able to see how far your students have come, and you should contact those that fall behind. Ask them if they need help.
Sometimes it is just a matter of getting busy with other things and you must remind them that they have paid for your course and that you want them to achieve success.
This assignment is the most important for the success of your course and it might take you a few days to complete.
Even if you can create just one lesson each day, then it will be a win for you. Take your time and try to do your best with each lesson but do not overthink it.
You will soon hear from your students if something is not clear to them and then you can always edit or adjust it. No one is perfect and your students will appreciate it if you are willing to admit that you made a mistake and are willing to rectify it.
Once you are done with your lessons, then you can export them as PDF files that your students will be able to download from your course platform.
One thing that I have found that works well is to create a new directory in your Documents directory. (Open your Documents Directory in This PC on your Windows Desktop. Right-click inside and choose New Folder and then type in a name like My Course. Open this new directory and then create new directories for each of your Sessions or Modules and name them appropriately.)
In today’s session we looked at how you can follow a simple structure for all your lessons.
- Start with a brief introduction
- How does it tie in with previous lessons?
- What is the focus of this lesson?
- Details of your ideas
- What was covered in this lesson?
- What’s next?
In the next lesson we will discuss how to create your final lesson so that you can introduce your customers to your next product.
You are nearing the completion of your program and it is something to be proud of. Only the top 10% of all people reach this stage where the produce something that they can be proud of.
I know that you have the potential to complete your mission. Go for it!