10 Questions to Practice Reflection: Key to Success in Learning and Life

Do you practice reflection? Reflection is looking clearly and honestly at oneself to take responsibility for your actions, words, thoughts deeds, or undeeds. Reflection is a critical component of learning and personal growth for parents, teachers, leaders and self-directed learners. It helps you learn and practice metacognitive skills. Reflection requires you to pay attention, to … Read more10 Questions to Practice Reflection: Key to Success in Learning and Life

15 Ways to Kickstart Your Curiosity

Are you new to the idea of self-directed learning? Or do you just want a nudge to get your own ┬áideas going? Here’s a list of free and easy ways to kickstart your curiosity. Ready, set, go! Library! Browse the shelves, areas, displays, nooks and crannies. Check the internet policy. Explore all the resources, activities, … Read more15 Ways to Kickstart Your Curiosity

How do you keep going?

How do you keep yourself going when in the midst of a complex, long-term project? Sustain motivation?

What if it is taking so much longer than you thought it would?

How do you keep going when the going gets tough?

What if you have to keep learning new skills every step of the way, and life slows you down?

Carrie and I are right there with you!  It happens to all of us. Our motivation and energy can be hard to sustain over the long haul.

Sometimes you need to stop and take a breath, and celebrate your progress instead of bemoaning how much more there is to do.

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What is Self-Directed Learning?

The learner is at the heart of the process of self-directed learning. And the learner’s heart drives the process. Learners lead the process by determining what matters to them, their interests, curiosity and their goals, based on what is near and dear to their hearts. The heart must be full of trust that with questioning, … Read moreWhat is Self-Directed Learning?