Learning How to Learn

Both of my boys were eager, hands-on learners. My oldest, especially, would get so frustrated if Tom (his Dad) and I anticipated an opportunity for him to learn something and, instead, walked him through the lesson. We always meant well, but we were unknowingly taking away a “conquering moment” each time. We never realized we were substituting a “teaching moment” in place of his “learning moment.” In our defense, he was also a strong-willed, stubborn child and seemed to have → Read more

Learning How to Learn2020-10-23T11:08:05-04:00

Learning From My Mistakes

I don’t believe in wasting pain. If we’ve gone through a difficult struggle, we’ve already paid the price for the experience. We may as well benefit from it. The only thing worse than a failure is not learning from it. And I continue to learn from the surprising and disappointing outcomes of something I considered successful. I was hired as the secretary to a pastor of an active, growing church. We had just moved to town so we didn’t know → Read more

Learning From My Mistakes2020-10-22T09:53:25-04:00