The Beautiful Thing about Learning…

OH WOW! I was just asked this series of questions:

What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?

I can tell you that I have experienced all of the above and I have learned from each style. But, I definitely prefer and learn much faster in a group/interactive setting, especially with hands-on.

I am a Child Development Specialist and I have been teaching children for over 20 years.

Up Close and Personal with Finger painting

Up Close and Personal with Finger painting

Not only have I been teaching, but I have also been learning.

Hands-On with my Canon

                     Hands-On with my Canon

I have been learning what works and what doesn’t work. I have sat through lectures on the edge of my seat waiting for the next note to take and I have also fallen asleep while the pencil slipped through my fingers to only hit the floor as my head slowly dropped. I have watched visuals, taken on-line classes, read books, and have done the one-on-one. They are all good in their own way. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. I can’t imagine learning to drive a car through books and visuals only. But then again, I really can’t afford the time or money to go to England to learn about the history of castles through the medieval period. Although, that would be awesome!

 Learning by taking the road less traveled.

                                                             Learning by taking the road less traveled.

Albert Einstein said, “Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.”

Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote is my motto: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

There is no doubt in my mind that becoming an active part of the learning is best for me. Although, I do feel it’s important to gain knowledge through a combined effort of the various ways to learn.

Until next time, I leave you with a photo of my son who has inspired me to take my learning to a higher level.

Skydiving! My next new learning adventure

Skydiving! My next new learning adventure.

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8 thoughts on “The Beautiful Thing about Learning…

  1. You have such a beautiful way of writing. You are teaching when you are writing. Your quotes, spread around your post, are very aptly placed. reading your post it seems to me that you are a very hands on type learner. I really liked the quote of Ben Franklin, ” Involve me and I learn”.
    happy skydiving.

    • Thank you so much! I am loving life more than ever. God blesses me every day and I’m trying not to take anything for granted. I really appreciate your comments! I’m glad we have connected through our passion for words. 😃

  2. I take something away with each style of learning. Each teaches something but in a different way. I love to read and I enjoy group work so I could learn different approaches and perspectives. Visuals give a clearer picture of the whole info… They all come with their pluses! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. 🙂

  3. From the way you have written , it’s my guess you like to learn by DOING, rather than reading or listening to lectures. Maybe through discussion with others, also. Is that a good guess? Yay for always learning.

    • I’ve been a hands-on- learning girl from the time I was young. I remember always watching my dad work on the car or truck in the gravel driveway with all his used tools. I was that kid always asking WHY?😃

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