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 more What is Self-Directed Learning?
How can you be a self-directed learner? Ask yourself these questions: What? What do I want to learn? What are my goals? What are my next steps? What problem can I solve? What can I contribute? Why? Why does this matter to me and the world? Who? Who else is interested in this? Who might … Read more 24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners
Part of the ABC’s of LearningBeyond School Series. Brought to you by the letter X. eXperience. “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” Albert Einstein eXperience what you are learning, whenever you can. eXperience to eXpand your thinking and your limits. eXperience and eXplore new cities, countries, the world. eXamine the eXperiences and eXplanations … Read more X is for eXperience!
Ukulele. Or maybe it’s the wine? The wine has loosened my tongue and inner editor. But the ukulele and my ukulele group have unleashed unbridled urges: to create, to sing, to express myself, to unite with other ukelele players, to uncover the hidden or scared musician wannabee. Well, ukulele and unschooling. Thank goodness I began … Read more Ukulele Unleashes Unbridled Urges
Award Winning and Life Changing Winner of the Winters 2012 Youth Day Parade Sweepstakes Trophy -drumroll please–Winters Friends of the Library (WFOL)! Yipee!!! Making skirts, researching books with iconic images that spanned the 76 years to fit the parade theme, gathering to rehearse the hand jive and marching with our amazing once a year band … Read more Volunteer!
I’m often asked how we “made Dale so motivated and actually get things done”. How can you grow the can-do & DIY mindset? Most of it had nothing to do with us “making him” but letting him. It had more to do with not immediately filling his every want and then allowing and helping … Read more Grow the CAN-DO & DIY Mindset
Today I was thinking about my wonderful friends and how they often also serve as mentors, or help me make an important connection that comes just when I need it. But what if you went out seeking those types of connections or mentors? And spent time meeting with them and reflecting on what you learned? … Read more Making Connections: Book Review 52 Cups of Coffee