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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She whispered, “I’m afraid.”

She whispered, “I’m afraid.”
And then everything changed when she realized

In nearly every aspect of our lives, whether it’s in ourselves or in others; we will face moments when we will need this thing called confidence. So how do we gain it,  build it and own it? The bad news is; there’s no easy fix. The good news? It is achievable.

So what do we do?

 First, we must realize that we are human and make mistakes. Yes, we will make mistakes! Mistakes are meant to be made for our learning. Once, we learn how to handle failure, we will then see it for what it is and gain a better positive attitude. Don’t strive for perfection but rather build on the small, simple victories. Own your thoughts. Stay focused. Stay grounded. Don’t let others cause doubt. There’s no room for it! Stay committed.

So, if that voice within ever whispers, “I’m afraid.”

Know and realize that everything will change because “YOU CAN”

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I want to THANK Giggles & Tales for inspiring me to write this.

If you liked reading this, please check out the inspiration from where it came.

Sharing is Caring: in the Blogging World

We are taught early in life, to share and do unto others as you would want done to you.
The saying still stands as an adult and I want to share with you a few blogs I am inspired by.
I hope you get a chance to check them out!

Lonegirl in Calais

Giggles & Tales



3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge, Day 3

Thank you so much  nerdsakhi for nominating me for this challenge.

It’s Day 3 and what a great opportunity to inspire and be inspired!

Challenge Rules:

  • Post three consecutive days.
  • You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  • Challenge three different bloggers per day.

I challenge:

Jade Sutton Art

Wandering Soul