Our ‘Education in 8 Movements’ (Integrated English-History) class studied “Enrichment” as a post-secondary learning option. We examined how motivation and executive functioning skills contribute to effective habits of mind. Below are a few of my thoughts on our subject of inquiry. While studying how we learn, our class took an edutopia.org survey that revealed I’m primarily a visual learner. I’ve enjoyed learning in this manner.
During this Unit on Enrichment, I read some of Christopher Hitchens’ Letters to a Young Contrarian and composed my own argument/motto for learning and living intelligently: “Uncertainty in learning is natural; it keeps us questioning and creating.” My classmates and I studied Sir Ken Robinson’s The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. In striving to live a passionate and purposeful life, I’ve reflected on some things that I love to do, and things that I’m really good at.
Of course, I also love to read. Here’s a recording of me reading from one of my favorite books: No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July.
Reading has enriched my life!
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