Learn Better Now! Three Conditions That Help You Learn (& Teach) from the Writing Yoga® Method

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Even if you don't have "teacher" in your job title, you are learning something new and teaching others all the time. Think about when you get a new phone, appliance, or computer upgrade. Think about being on the phone with customer service as they try to explain why the smart lamp you just purchased only works when you do jumping jacks.

Dealing with new technology is one of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients and also one of the best examples of how humans learn. When you have to figure out how something works on your own, you have a much better chance of remembering how it works and in turn, sharing your knowledge with others.

Having said that, If we don't have supportive people around us, the opposite happens. When the know-it-all tech person loses patience, we can't think straight! We may even start saying things like, "I'm too old for this." or "Just do it for me." or "I stink at technology, ask my kids."

Life is moving fast and tech is here to stay, so it's your choice to learn the easy way or the hard way.  According to our research at Writing Yoga®, here's how people learn:

  1. They find people who nurture and support them.
  2. They laugh at themselves and make it fun.
  3. They test, experiment, make mistakes, and figure it out eventually all on their own.

Humans are social creatures and we learn best in supportive environments. We learn when we enjoy ourselves and don't take life too seriously. We learn by actually doing what we need to learn.  Failure isn't fun, but it is a great way to make learning stick. 

What do you think?  I made a short video about this topic so please check out my new YouTube channel and post your ideas in the comments. As I've said, we learn best in community settings and YOU are my community.

Thank you for teaching and learning with me! - Stef

Are you a school administrator or librarian who wants to test out these three conditions for yourself? Join my retreat this summer at Cedarmere and check out my blog post to hear more! 

Remember to sit, write & move each day for a calm, creative & more compassionate life. #SitWriteMove

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