5 Things I Believe About Learning

For a professional development session last week I was asked to make a list of things I believe about learning.  After lots of deliberation here is what I decided were my core beliefs.

My husband and son playing chess at our kitchen table in Hong Kong

  1. We learn best by being active participants.  We learn by doing, by exploring, making mistakes and asking questions.

    Children in my classroom who worked together to make a mural for the poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

  2. We learn from each other. Learning is a collaborative and social experience.

    Practicing my sketching skills in Old Market Square Winnipeg

  3. Learning should be challenging, satisfying and joyful.

    Our son learning about Canadian history at Lower Fort Garry near Winnipeg

  4. Learning is about making connections- personal connections,  historical connections, textual connections, cross-curricular connections, and community connections.

    My Mom learning Tai chi in Hong Kong

  5. Learning is life long. 

Other posts……..

Counting on Their Fingers

Stopping By Woods- A Children’s Masterpiece

Improving Education in Manitoba

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Education

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.