Stephen Montague

Steve leads the Learning & Professional Development team, with over a decade of Instructional Design and professional development experience in higher education at Northern Arizona University.

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Learning spelled out in kids color blocks.

One of my favorite things to do when I get home from work is sit on the couch and watch my kids interact with each other. I am always amazed by the ways in which they come up with to express themselves. Especially when it comes time to do homework. It surprises me how they complain about it with all …

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5 Tips When Starting a New Career

When starting any career most people want to be the best they can be. But it is hard when you start. It feels like there is so much to learn, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. I remember how it felt when I first started out and here are some lessons I learned along the way. Seek out …

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5 Tips for Better Meetings

Lets face it, we all have been the victim of meetings that, for several reasons or another, just felt like they were a waste of time, took too long to get the point, or could have been done over an email. Meetings are an important part of what we do. And like everything else, need to be planned for to …

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Setting Goals

Another year has gone by and a new one has begun. This is the time of year that people reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Most people use this time to set new goals for themselves, so I thought that it might be fun to share how we set goals here at Designed 2 Learn. I …

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Team Structure

People holding puzzle pieces

The Learning and Professional teams’ core mission is to provide learning services on NAU ITS supported services. Our team is made up of 7 members. As a team, we have structured ourselves in such a way as to play to the strengths of each member. This allows us to provide professional learning offerings to the NAU community.  So here is …

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5 Lessons to Build a Team On!

When I started my first job as a manager I was very nervous.  I am sure most first-time managers are. I had a thousand questions going through my mind. This post is 5 lessons I would tell myself if I could give myself some advice. Cover your weaknesses – Lets face it. We all have strengths and weaknesses. The important …

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Learning Philosophy

When you ask the question “What does learning mean to you?” you get a myriad of answers. I thought it would be fun to ask this question to the members of the LPD team. Below are their answers. Now that you have seen what learning means to us. In the comments below tell us how you would answer this question.

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