Today as I stood in a classroom I found myself shocked. This does not happen very often. After years of teaching you realise that most behaviour and comments by kids are not really new. What shocked me was the comment:
“We love sport but hate learning!”
To hear the words ‘hate learning’ I felt sad.
Learning is one of the building blocks of life.
Learning is the future of our country.
Learning is the future for the kids themselves.
Learning gives knowledge and knowledge is power.
Learning is exciting.
Learning is knowing and doing.
This was spinning around in my head today and then I opened a recent post from one of my favourite blogs:
“We are pretty great at talking. But sometimes, we’re not so great at doing.
So as you start this week, whatever it is you’re passionate about, learn about it—read the books, listen to the smarties who can teach your socks off about the topic, and become that person who loves to learn. And then talk about what you’re learning, debate the real issues, and inspire passion in others. But don’t forget to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Real life, where we make a difference and change lives and love on people, means getting dirt under your nails. Love is the liturgy of bringing a mug of coffee to a friend and asking your older neighbor if you can mow her lawn. It’s offering to babysit for that mama who desperately needs a break and it’s helping deliver donations to the food shelter, even when you don’t have much time and have people to feed under your own roof. Don’t just talk about the nobility of simple living so that others can simply live. Do it.”
(http://simplemom.net/dirt-in-your-nails is the blog address if you want to read more.)
May you learn much, share it and do it in the path that life leads you each day – as a parent, an educator, a friend and companion to others.
What does learning mean to you?