Thank you for signing up for a class with Luria Learning and filling out your information form.

How do I start?

The first thing you need to do is download the syllabus. After you read it over, you will be ready to start and turn in your first assignment today!

When you finish, email the assignment to with "THI Assignment #1" in the subject line.

You also want to make sure you have ordered the book you need for the class.

The first assignment will not take more than 30 minutes, and you will be 10% finished by the end of it! Do it today or mark a time in your calendar when you will complete assignment #1.

Where will I find answers to frequently asked questions?
Click here to see the FAQ section.

What if my question isn't there?
Please email me directly at Use the subject line "Thi question." I will respond personally to you with 7 days. (Most of the time within 48 hours.)

What will help me be successful with online classes? Here are 6 tips!

1. Have fun and collaborate!
Learning is fun. There is no reason why you need to do this alone. Take the class with a group of friends and meet at a fun coffee shop when you have your meetings. Enjoy yourself!

When you collaborate, everyone does assignment #1 (introducing yourself) and the last assignment (writing a two page paper sharing what you learned).

You then get to divide the other assignments among your group.
(If you have a group of 4 teachers, you may only do 2 additional assignments, but you get the full 3 credits.)

Collaborating is much less work, and so much more fun!

You agree to sit down and talk about what you've learned. (You get college level credit or continuing education units for doing what you enjoy - talking with other teachers and learning new things.)

If you would like help setting up a collaboration, or it is your first time doing this, please email me. I will happily set up a time to talk with you on the phone for 10 to 15 minutes about how to set up the process. You will then save yourself about 5 hours of work for your 15 minute investment. My email is Use the subject line" Thi collaboration."

2. Write down why you want to take the online class.

Why? Because, when you write down why you want to take your class, it will help increase your motivation. Remembering why you want to take this class will help you stay committed. Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to feel more confident? Do you want to renew your credential? Do you want to earn more money. Writing down your reason is much more effective than just saying it in your mind. Go ahead, and write it down now. It will only take you 10 seconds!

3. Plan times to study and write them in your calendar.
Why? Because if you have times when you are planning on studying, you will study more and be more successful.

4. Turn in your first assignment in the first or second week.
Why? Because this will help you gain momentum. You assignment does not need to be perfect, and the first assignment won't take you more than 30 minutes to complete!

5. Use a timer to study.
Why? Because when you use a timer your will feel successful. One of the nice things about an online course is that you can study in 15 or 30 minute increments. Just put the timer on for 15 minutes and commit to working for 15 minutes at a time.

6. Reward yourself.
Why? Because you should reward yourself for learning new things and working hard. What would work for you? Some students make a chart and get themselves a treat every time they turn in an assignment, or work towards one large treat at the end of the course. What type of treat? That is something only you can answer for yourself. It might be a massage, it might be going to a coffee shop and reading a book, going to a movie, or whatever would be enjoyable.

Beat Procrastination

Are you worried that you might procrastinate?

In my experience, students who collaborate finish the classes much faster than students who go it along. So, I strongly encourage you to collaborate. Take the class with a friend and meet 4 times. You split up the assignments, and both get full credit! That is what I call a win-win situation.

Other ways to stop procrastination in its tracks:
  • Email 3 friends and let them know that you are taking the class and when you expect to finish by. Emailing them will mean that you have shared your commitment. This will make it way easier to finish on time.
  • Sign up for a free account at and make an online commitment. Many students have used with site with a lot of success when they wanted to finish the class fast.
  • Remind yourself that most people who finish the class in 2 weeks do an assignment a day. Most people that finish the class in 3 months, do an assignment a week.
  • Don't watch TV, play on the internet, or do something else you enjoy until you have finished your assignment for the day or for the week.
  • Ask a friend to nag you. (It is much better to have a friend, not a spouse, do this.)
  • Plan a reward for finishing your course.
  • Pay yourself a dollar for every day/week you finish your goal. Fine yourself a dollar if you don't complete your goal.
  • Remind yourself of your values. Why are you taking this class?

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