Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thing #2 Lifelong Learning

Easiest for me:
Habit 7: Teach/Mentor others. I find it exciting to share how to do new things. I like better when I see someone "get it" as they are trying to learn something new. Laughter and humor help make me feel comfortable to do something that I've never done before.

Hardest for me:
Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind. This part is planning. When it comes to my "learning" I need to take the time to really understand what it will look like when I've learned that new skills/concept/whatever. This takes time to fully understand and I don't make the time to do that important planning. I'm glad we're doing the Learn & Play @ CML because that planning has been done and I'll be able to learn about the Web 2.0 stuff that I've not fully discovered.

Thoughts about the 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners
I think Lori Reed is excellent. I follow her blog. (and tweets)
The many ways we learn include formal and informal methods. Art Vandelay posted this link to an illustration that gives an example of these methods.
Lifelong Learning is attitudinal. And if I'm honest, sometimes my attitude doesn't make it easy for me to be open to learning. I'll get frustrated and it stops being fun and becomes work that is not rewarding. I like hard work that is rewarding and find it invigorating.

Hey, that wasn't so bad to complete thing #2.


twilightxfan said...

I had already typed this comment but blogger must have "ate" it because it doesn't show I posted it.

Hopefully, you don't get two coments from me.

We share a common challenge with Habit 1. If you've got suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.

I am not sure if this counts as a suggestion but I was thinking of starting with the smaller goals first then start with the bigger goals.

Right now, I am trying to learn how to make slideshows with photos, music, and transitions between photos.

Maria said...

I don't see a Shelfari book shelf. You really need to get one. :)