Have you ever seen a duck deep sea dive and swim to Australia like Nemo? Have you ever seen a fish join ducks flying south for the winter? I haven’t. But if a fish tried to fly south and a duck got with a school of fish swimming to Australia instead of flying with his flock to Florida, they might call the out of place animal a rather negative word – STUPID!
Here’s the problem. The out of place animal isn’t stupid; it’s out of place and being asked to travel, to learn, in a way that isn’t natural to it. We all sometimes feel that way in school or when studying for tests. Sometimes I feel like that watching Khan Academy videos. The good news is, they’ve assured me that I can learn anything. So, the first step is to believe this is true. Do not believe in the negative power of the word “stupid” and choose to believe that YOU, yes YOU, can learn anything that will positively elevate you in life.
The second step to getting to Florida or Australia or learning calculus when no one you know has ever learned it is to figure out how YOU learn it. Follow the link below to help identify your learning style and begin trying to incorporate some of the tips they suggest for your particular style. Stop trying to swim with the fishes if you are a bird that is meant to fly, and do it with a little bit of style, your own learning style.
Remember: You are not a swimming bird or a long-distance flying fish, and you’re not stupid.
How many times have you heard mention of the luxury brand Burberry? What do you know about the brand other than scarves, perfume and rap lyrics? Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry, wants you to know that you can learn anything. If you’re interested in fashion, branding or just living your best possible life, take about 30 minutes to listen to some of her ideas. You might not understand them all, so below are a few questions to help you try and make them make sense for you.
Online learning site Khan Academy believes that you can learn anything. The A-RCP Library also believes YA@AL can learn anything that will push you forward in life in a positive way, and we’re here to help. Check back with us every Wednesday as we learn how to learn using Khan’s many video tutorials.
Join us as we explore:
How you can identify your learning style and how you make Khan work best for you,
How you can start a YA@AL Study Putty routine so the content in Khan’s videos “stick like putty” in your brain, and
How you can join our YA@AL Khan Krew and watch as other students learn, too.
Take a quick look at the video below. You can learn anything, with the help of your library. Let’s work together using free resources like Khan Academy to make that happen.
“Failing is just another word for growing, and you keep going. This is learning.” – You Can Learn Anything video
If you are an author, aspiring author, reader or aspiring reader (lol), get ready for the Augusta Literary Festival 2016. More information is available at http://www.augustaliteraryfestival.org. Also, take a quick look at the commercial for this year’s event. Next year is promising to be even more exciting for readers and aspiring readers also (lol).
The State Superintendent of School’s student advisory council is a group of about 50 high school students from across the state who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members meet two times throughout the school year with State Superintendent and are advisors that act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. Students may apply for the advisory council at the beginning of each school year by obtaining an application from their school or from this website. Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions. Past topics discussed by the student advisory council include: the school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.