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 (choose one: kinesthetic/visual/linguistic)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: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky
*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: The Lord of the Flies, by William Goulding.
*Reading has enriched my life!
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