They say that Experience is the best teacher: It gives you the test first, and then, teaches the lessons. Perhaps this was true, but now there’s more at stake. With rising costs of education, not only does Experience require no paycheck, but in return could offer all the wealth you ever need. Quite a bargain considering we have experiences all the time.
Just curious though: If you had to show what your ‘experience as teacher’ looks like, what would you come up with?
To the point: The classroom of experience requires no tuition, student fees or loans. Yet there’s a way to include your ‘lessons learned’ from experience directly into the progress of your education, enrollment, and degree pursuit.
There’s a way to transfer your experiences from work and life into college credit. It is called PLAs or Prior Learning Assessments where there are things you may have learned outside of the college classroom that will count toward getting an actual degree.
Many colleges and universities for decades have adopted some form of PLAs and improvements in evaluations and crediting continue today. This topic is fascinating and I’m eager to learn more. As I do, I will share with you my “experience.”