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Leaving the Classroom 25: Teacher Terms Translated to Corporate Learning and Development

Leaving the Classroom: A Transitioning Teacher Podcast

Teacher Terms Translated to Corporate Learning and Development 

Have you ever been in a meeting just nodding along, listening to what everyone is saying and all of a sudden, someone says a word that you have never heard before? Yet everyone else seems to know exactly what is going on? Today, I’m diving into a fun topic that many of us can relate to – translating teacher terms into the corporate world.

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Welcome to leaving the classroom. I'm Kristi Oliva, and I'm so glad you're here. Have you ever been in a meeting just nodding along listening to what everyone is saying. And all of a sudden someone says a word that you've never heard before. Yet, everyone else seems to know exactly what's going on. Almost every day in the corporate world. This happens to me. Just the other day I was in a meeting and my manager was just talking away and said something that made me do a double take and you know what? I had to google it. Today, I'm diving into this topic, translating teacher terms into the corporate world. 

Fear not. Today, I'll demystify some of these terms and bring clarity to the world of corporate learning.

Let's start with our first translation, lesson planning. In the world of teaching, lesson planning is a familiar term. It's all about crafting, engaging an effective lessons for students. But in corporate, we refer to this process as curriculum design. It involves developing comprehensive learning experiences for employees covering a range of topics and skills to meet organizational goals. Same thing.

Next up, parents, ah, parents, aren't they just our favorites? The key figures in a student's educational journey? Yes, parents. But in the corporate context, we swap out the word parents for stakeholders. These are individuals or groups with a vested interest in the success of a learning program. Think managers, executives or even customers, their support and engagement play a crucial role in the overall success of a learning initiative.

Next, students, well in a classroom students are those things filling up your seats and driving you crazy. I mean, they're the eager minds seeking knowledge, right. But as we transition to corporate, we swapped the word students for learners. These are the employees who are embark on a continuous journey of growth and development through various learning opportunities. They're the people taking the learning that you're creating.

Alright, here's the next one, student centered, you've probably heard about student centered learning and education, you've taken the professional development, you had the guest speaker student centered, the focus is on tailoring the learning experience to meet individual needs. Well, in the corporate world, we embrace the concept of learner centered. It's all about designing learning experiences that are engaging, relevant and cater to the unique needs of each employee.

So there's just a couple of the corporate terms that easily translate from education. So the next time you find yourself in a meeting, feeling lost, or if that's a word you have as a transitioning teacher. Remember these translations to help you navigate the Learning and Development landscape. Use these translations in your resume to translate the education experience that you have into corporate experience. Embracing these terms can enhance your understanding of the process, and foster a deeper connection with the learning initiatives at your new organization. I hope you've enjoyed our exploration of teacher terms translated into corporate learning. And that's all for this episode. If you are ready to leave the classroom, sign up for IDOL courses Academy using my code CLASSROOM100 and get $100 off enrollment today. It's time to take control and make the career change that will change your life. It changed mine. See you next time.

Send your stories or your questions to [email protected] or share them with me on Instagram  @leavingtheclassroom.

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