I selected this resource because it gave an explicit definition of a positive learning environment. More importantly, it reminds me “A positive learning environment never happens by accident – it is the direct result of actions taken by instructors who understand adult learners.” which lets me reflect on my own mistakes rather than complain students if an ideal environment would not occur. In the future, I would try to avoid making adults feel helpless “by creating an environment of clear expectations, open dialogue, and professional feedback.”


James Ballou. Bright Hub. “Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Adults”. Accessed June 18, 2015. http://www.brighthub.com/education/online-learning/articles/41064.aspx#imgn_3