It is hardly surprising that an educator is going to talk about learning. Learning takes all forms. My learning in day 1 took the form of cutting my husband’s hair. It was worth the risk – after all, he will have 3 weeks at home for it to grow back if I make a complete mess of it. But the clippers came out and he looks as good now as he did before!
Learning often involves taking a risk of some sort. It is through being out of our comfort zone, trying something new or thinking in a different way, that we are able to develop and grow. Without challenging ourselves to try new things, we stagnate. But when we are learning, we are firing the synapses in our brain. We are keeping our brains active and healthy. It might not always work out the first time we try it – the borders on the quilt I made the other day are definitely not right. But I took the risk and learnt from it. And from the YouTube videos I have been watching. But taking considered risks, using them as a learning experience and continuing to develop is a key feature of resilience.
So what will you be learning during lockdown? What will you try that is new? Is there something that has always been on your mind but you simply haven’t had the time to try before? Are you going to come out of this experience the same as you went in?
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