Publications and Courses

Publications: Publications

Books

Atkinson, T. (2017). The Art of Learning Journals.

Atkinson, T. (2017). The Successful Scholar: Preparation for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning,

Harrington, N. & Atkinson, T. (2017). The Personal Pursuit of Progress.

Atkinson, T. (2017). MBTI Learning Styles: A Practical Approach.

Atkinson, T. (2016). Lemosa: The Annals of the Hidden, Book Two.

Atkinson, T. (2015). Calais: The Annals of the Hidden.

Atkinson, T. (2015). Rachel’s 8.

Atkinson, T. (2015). Securing Your Tent: Building a Christ-centered Life.

Atkinson, T. (2015). Egg Bread Cookbook. Free pdf.

eBook

Atkinson, T. (2017). The Art of Learning Journals.

Atkinson, T. (2017). The Successful Scholar: Preparation for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning,

Atkinson, T. (2017). MBTI Learning Styles: A Practical Approach.

Atkinson, T. (2017). Five Characteristics of Self-Directed Learners: A Background

Atkinson, T. (2015). Rachel’s 8.

Atkinson, T. (2015). Securing Your Tent: Building a Christ-centered Life.

Courses

Student Success Space Courses on Thinkific 

Student Success Space Courses on Teachable 

Choosing a Career to Match Personal Skills and Abilities (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price  Choosing a career is a vital aspect of one’s life based on an individual’s interests, abilities and skills. Matching these attributes to a career choice enhances the over 90,000 hours one will spend working in a lifetime. Students will be armed with strategies and knowledge to make a career choice through an introduction to the Holland Code, O*Net online, career testing and personality types in addition to increasing work satisfaction. Students will be familiarized with career development theories to support this vital decision.

Create a Personalized Learning Plan (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price  A personal learning plan is developed by individuals as a method to help them achieve short- and long-term learning goals. It guides a person through life by categorizing and listing effective learning strategies. Students will learn the essential components of a personalized learning plan and how this plan aids in the learning process to raise GPA, learning efficiency and develops attributes of the lifelong learner. Students will be familiarized with several learning theories and develop their personalized learning plan which will guide them throughout life in their personal, academic and professional lives.

MBTI Learning Styles  (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price Individuals will gain an understanding of themselves as learners while educators and parents will develop a vision of an optimal classroom, learning environment and develop strategies to optimize learning while also creating effective assessment tools. Other topics explored include: introducing the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, understanding MBTI dynamics, discovering MBTI type through observations, creating a learning environment based on learning styles and assessing learning.

MBTI Learning Styles for the 16 Personality Types (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price Learn the value of knowing the relationship between an individual’s MBTI personality and the corresponding learning style. Various learning and studying strategies will be introduced in relation to each of the sixteen MBTI personality types. Each of the sixteen personalities will be investigated, discussed and correlated with the most effective cognitive environment, learning preferences, descriptions and the most comfortable learning situations. Additional, specific study methodologies and assessment techniques will be shared. Individuals will gain an understanding of themselves as learners in relation to their MBTI personality while educators and parents will develop a vision of an optimal learning environment and develop strategies to optimize learning. Additionally, creative and effective assessment tools for each of the personalities will be introduced. Other topics explored include: introducing the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, understanding MBTI dynamics, assessing learning and creating a personalized learning plan.

MBTI: Using MBTI to Develop and Choose Careers (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price Understanding the correlation between one’s personality and career choice is the basis to the start of achieving professional aspirations, formulating a strategy to be a guide and as a resource to aid in the beginning of a career. These steps are built upon a solid foundation of an understanding MBTI personality type, functioning pairs and the careers associated with each of the sixteen personality types. Students will become familiar with MBTI career theory, MBTI personalities, how to increase job satisfaction within one’s career, assessing preferences and how to make a career choice.

Plan Your Career: Make specific steps to get your career started off on a strong foundation (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price Creating a plan for your career is the basis to the start of achieving professional aspirations, formulating a strategy to be a guide and as a resource to aid in the beginning of a career. These steps are built upon a solid foundation of a professional portfolio, resumes, networking, developing professional relationships and setting up a LinkedIn profile. Students will become familiar with each of these essential components in setting the groundwork for a successful career.

The Art of Learning Journals (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price Daily learning can be an art as it promotes a desire toward lifelong learning. The role of writing one’s learning experiences, facts and interesting information promotes the added benefit of reflection, a key to scaffolding new knowledge into existing schemas. The learning journal can be as intricate as notes with the added benefit of an art journal or as simple as pieces of information. Students will learn the benefits of the learning journal and the role of reflection in the learning process. They will be familiarized with goals, intellectual challenges, structure, purpose of and what the experts say about the importance of a learning journal.

The Successful Scholar: A Preparation Course for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning (Udemy): Click title link for the discounted $19 price This course prepares students for the experiences and challenges of higher education. Various learning and studying strategies will be introduced in addition to necessary planning and organizing skills. Students will be familiarized with several learning theories and develop a proficiency in time management, test-taking techniques, note-taking skills, study methods and learning from a textbook. Other topics explored include: choosing a major, career planning, managing finances, choosing a college, creating a college community, getting to know your campus and developing professional relationships with peers, faculty and staff.

 

Articles

LinkedIn. (2015). Career Planning in Manageable Bites.

Reunions Magazine, Having a Good Time Without a Dime: How to create a quick family reunion on a small budget.

Reunions Magazine, October 2008, Maintaining Family Unity (Published under the name of Tracy Reichdan): Planning and organizing a family reunion at Rocky Mountain Park.

Tracy Harrington AtkinsonBy Tracy Atkinson

Tracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is researching, studying and investigating the attributes related to self-directed learners. She has published several titles, including The Art of Learning Journals, Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Lemosa: The Annals of the Hidden, Book Two, Rachel’s 8 and Securing Your Tent. She is currently working on a non-fiction text exploring the attributes of self-directed learners: The Five Characteristics of Self-directed Learners.

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