Friday

Thing #2 Lifelong Learning Habits

It makes sense that before we embark on this online learning and discovery journey that we review a few habits that can assist in creating lifelong learners. These habits, called the Seven and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners, will provide you with a refresher on what it means to be a lifelong learner. The Seven and ½ Habits tutorial is a great introduction to Helene Blowers. [Please note that at the end, where she invited her staff to submit their comments and questions to the We Value Your Opinion! link, DO NOT use that link. Instead, post your comments as Thing #2, instructions below].

Discovery Exercise:
  1. Make sure you have headphones or speakers attached to your computer.
  2. Open up the 7 & 1/2 Habits online tutorial and view the online tutorial. The tutorial was developed by the training specialists at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
  3. As you watch and listen, write down which habit among the 7 & 1/2 that is easiest for you and which is hardest.
  4. Instead of using the link at the end of the tutorial (pop-ups will be blocked on most of your computers and the link is for another Learning 2.0 group) use your blog (which you will set up next) to post your thoughts about lifelong learning. Have fun! Remember to label your post, Thing #2: Lifelong Learning Habits.
If you haven't jumped on board yet, it's never too late to become a lifelong learner.
Next Up: Creating your blog so you can begin tracking your journey.

7 comments:

gris92 said...

After completing the 7 1/2 habits, I discovered that the easiest habit for me is mentoring others. I really enjoy empowering others with knowledge. The most difficult habit would be viewing problems as challenges because frustration sets in for me immediately. I enjoy solving all problems in a timely fashion.

Tyran Rendon said...

How do I know that anyone is following my progress? Are we completely on our own?

mgutierrez32680 said...

Are we posting comments here or on our personal blog?

ESC1 said...

Tyran, I am monitoring your progress on a log that I keep for eadch participant. mgutierrez, you post your experiences on your own blog and you post comments on this blog and other participants' blogs.

sonya said...

I find that play #7 1/2 if the hardest habit to start. But #2 taking responsibility for my own learning has always been my number 1.

Ana Cavazos said...

Definitely the easiest thing for me is to mentor or teach others. It is also when I discover whether or not I can convey information clearly and comprehensibly. The most difficult for me is to view a problem as a challenge in the problem's initial stage. When I get over the emotional reaction(I allow myself at least a minute), I do come back and re-evaluate and tackle the issue using a new approach.

gc said...

The easiest habit for me is mentoring others, but the hardest is viewing problems as challenges. For me it is fustrating and does not compute. I am more of a person to person teaching not too much of this reading.