276: 6 Ways Adult Learners Are Just Like Teenagers

As Gretchen teaches adults in her courses for educators, she’s started noticing a number of similarities between the grown ups and her teenage clients.

In this episode she outlines 6 bad habits that all learners seem to have, regardless of age. They include:

  1. Perfectionism
  2. An aversion to making mistakes
  3. Getting behind in their work
  4. Not asking for help
  5. Asking questions that have already been answered
  6. Not paying attention to instructions.

Apparently, learning is hard regardless of how old you are! And some of these habits, which adults often attribute to students’ laziness or lack of motivation, is actually a natural reaction to learning to build competency in a new skillset. Interesting!