Fun Monday Topic: Back to School
Date: August 24
Last Thursday the big yellow school buses hit the road, picking up students from all over the county for the first day of school. Those students ranged from scared and excited kindergartners to sophisticated high schoolers. However, I'm sure they all shared the same feelings: excitement at meeting old and new friends, concerns about liking and getting along with new teachers, were they dressed "right", and would they fit in this year? Some may even be thinking about what they'd be learning this year--would they like their subjects and could they do the work?
How about you? Do you also get that "Back to School" feeling even though you're all grown up? As your host for this week's Fun Monday, and incurable student myself, I'm asking you to share your thoughts on lifelong learning:
--Do you still think of yourself as a student? A lifelong learner?
--If so, what would you like to learn? Something job related to improve your work performance? Technology skills to keep up with the modern times? Personal financial management skills? Stress management strategies? Playing bridge? Belly dancing? Writing? Better blogging? Speaking another language? Car maintenance? DIY home improvements? You get the idea--the list of learning options for adults is endless.
--Are you currently taking a class or online study? What is this experience like? What are you learning?
--If not actually in a class, how do you learn something new? Tutorials on computer or TV? How to books? One on one with an instructor or coach? Practice on your own?
If you want to participate in the "Back to School" edition of Fun Monday--and I hope you do--just leave your name and web address in a comment. On Sunday evening I'll provide an updated list of participants with links. The following eager learners have already agreed to play:
1. Janis (and our host for August 31--muwah!)
3. M(the misanthrope) aka Margaret
5. Debs (first time player)
7. Stephanie, Mama Drama
8. Bobbie Leigh
10. Jo, Chocolate and Other Things
11. Michelle, Evan's Mom from Mama Drama
14. Mommy Wizdom
16. Church Lady
17. Jill, Lil Mouse
Also, who would like to host on August 31? You would? That's wonderful!