today i did something intriguing
and i couldn't wait to share it here.
i was asked by a teacher,
to map out
my learning journey.
to write everything that i thought
contributed to the learning
i've done throughout my life.
my first entries read very much like a resume.
a very complete one, that is.
montessori preschool (i inserted three states here)
montessori kindergarten-eighth grade
in between, i thought of educational experiences
outside of the classroom
(the class is called nonformal learning...)
so i threw in gymnastics, flute lessons, and volleyball
ignoring the month and a half of pathetic basketball playing...
navigating the london tube map with my sister
our first trip out of the country
in high school, i added chorus, singing lessons, travel volleyball
weeks in europe, pruning independence
then i started to think about all the times
learning wasn't the goal so much at the time.
stocking food shelves at the homeless shelter in 8th grade
tutoring middle school algebra
handling classes full of rowdy french middle schoolers.
a list at the bottom of the page
was for learning experiences
important, but less tangible
going to my first funeral
being a best friend
a big sister, a family member
being in committed relationships
times when i learned
not always willingly.
how much clearer i can see the learning now
that went on years ago.
have you ever sat down
and mapped your learning journey?
i think you'd be surprised
as to suddenly what seems most important.
what shaped you the most.
what you didn't realize at the time.
and the endless learning going on everyday.
just some thoughts.
as you can see, i'm deep in thought and theories over here :)