Classroom Practices

How Do Learners Learn?


Confucius apparently said it first.  In your heart you know that it's very true.

You, too, are a 'learner'. What have you learned lately?  Have you thought about how you learn most successfully?

Even as educated adults, very few of us would be capable of sitting, listening attentively and making extensive notes hour after hour, day after day.  Even fewer of us would want to.  And even if we could endure learning that way, why do it?  Wouldn't we learn much more – and learn more deeply - by being actively engaged in the learning process? 


Anything worth doing ...

You've heard the saying:
Anything worth doing
... is worth doing well!

I believe it. I try to live it.
It can be a kind of 'North Star'
Before beginning any new activity, I can ask,
"Is it worth doing?"
"Could I / should I be doing other, better things with my time?"
It helps me prioritize
It helps me maintain motivation,

Failure - the Secret to Success

Are You Failing Enough?


"There were a lot of failures in 1994. And those failures led to a new engine in 1995. ... in '95 we won our first race. In '96 we won the championship."

Are you trying new things?
If you're not failing, are you trying hard enough?

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