My 10 year old taught me to do somersaults in the pool today. She was chuffed I could do it after drinking the pool a few times 🙂
And then she taught me how to do back-flips. I learnt that too. Much harder than the somersaults. I’m sore, and tired. And pleased. And very happy.
She was a good teacher. I may have been an okay student. Should ask her when she wakes up in the morning.
High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. Listen to his inspirational story here.
This is the second Leo Babauta link this week – and there is reason enough. Using the analogy of learning the lyrics to a favourite song to building new habits is something I’ve not considered before, & Leo does a great job in this post.
Blast from the past – George Formby’s When I’m cleaning windows.
What is the future of learning in a networked world? “Teachers don’t have to have any answers. The answers are everywhere.They need to direct students to ask the right questions.”
There were 28 people at our weekly Toastmasters meeting
Two outstanding prepared speeches, both icebreakers, an impromptu speech by a superbly entertaining toastmaster, a fabulous table topics session, & some very educative evaluators. Ok, that last part isn’t strictly true, since I was one of them. But it was a fantastic meeting nonetheless.
A key learning from today’s meeting was the intensity of the focus that some of the speakers had – they were very clear what they wanted out of Toastmasters, & they did achieve what they wanted. The icing on the cake was that, by their own admission, they enjoyed the process of learning, & the thrill they got out of speaking at the events they were forced to. Each one of them is back for more.
I found that the day’s events are usually lost in the busy-ness of life.
My decision to go off Facebook has created more time for at least a little reflection.
I will hopefully keep this up.