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 different ways of learning, I learned that I was a linguistic learner. I have known this for quite some time but now I can label it because of the quiz our class took on edutopia.org. Linguistic learner thrive through conversation and discussion. I love being able to talk through a project or concept because it helps me get a firm grasp on the idea. I never find myself at a loss for words.
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: “Passion is hard work that feels easy”
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. Here’s a recording of me talking about one of things I love to do:
Of course, I also love to read. Here’s a recording of me reading from one of my favorite books: “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris.
Reading has enriched my life!
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