Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thing 3-The 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners
The easiest of the three habits for me is probably Habit 1: Beginning with the End in mind. When I begin a project or lesson, I always have in my mind my goal, what I want to create or achieve. I have a hard time breaking down projects into steps that I have to achieve. I'm always anxious to get going and get to the final product. That's why when I have to follow directions to complete a lesson or project, I always have to see a rubric breaking down what the final product should look like or a diagram showing me what my goal is. I think that this habit is the easiest for me because I always have so many balls in the air, that if I broke every project and task down into subtasks instead of focusing instead on the final goal, I'd probably drive myself crazy. The hardest of the habits for me is Habit 3: Viewing problems as challenges. I tend to freak out when something doesn't go as planned and need to begin viewing tackling challenges as learning experiences, which they are. I eventually do, but that doesn't stop me from initially panicking. I think that I do this because I try to tackle too much at once and have too many projects going at once. Multi-tasking can be a good thing, but sometimes simplifying your life is better!