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Learning–Relevance (and Passion) Equals Readiness

Learning–Relevance (and Passion) Equals Readiness

We learn when we are ready. My son came to me a few years ago as he was starting college, after a brief time in adult education following his entire elementary and high school education being homeschooled (actually unschooled, but that’s another post!), and he complained to me: “You never taught me how to do grammar!”. So I did what any self-respecting unschooling parent might do: I told him a story that goes like this: There were two friends—one lived…

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Develop Your Capacity for Self-Directed Learning

Develop Your Capacity for Self-Directed Learning

Self-directed learning occurs when the learner decides the how, what, when, where and why of their own learning and then takes concrete steps to carry that out. The availability of computer technology and the Internet makes self-directed learning automatic and easy. Self-directing one’s own learning can be formal, including joining an online class such as a webinar. Or it can be as informal as seeking out a mentor, surfing the web to research information on a given topic or consulting…

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What’s Your Learning Style?

What’s Your Learning Style?

How do you learn best? Do you like to watch a demonstration? Would you rather hear a lecture? Or are you the kind of learner who enjoys hands-on, pressing buttons to figure it out? Think about the way you approach a new electronic device… If you are a visual learner, you might read the instructions or watch a YouTube video to learn how to use your device. If you are an auditory learner, you might prefer to listen to someone…

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