Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Learning

summerAs the summer arrives in full blast (the past 2 days have been in the high 90s and this will continue for at least another week), I have seen other people post on their blogs about Summer Learning. I thought it would be a good idea to jot ideas down for my own learning that will be going on.

Community Gardening – I am going to try to go help out at the community garden at least once a week if we are not traveling. I learn something new every time I go there.

Reading – I plan to try to read at least a few nonfiction books because I get in the rut of reading fiction books way too much. I have joined a Plurk book group and we are going to read How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath

Upstate Technology Conference – I will be doing a couple of presentations on QR codes at the local tech conference. I look forward to all that I will learn at this conference also!

Travel – We are hoping to drive to Glacier National Park and I have never been there before. We hope to visit all the national parks before we die so this would be one more off our list. I also hope to go through Wisconsin because I have never been to that state before and it would leave Hawaii as the only state I have left to see in order to have marked all 50 states off my list.

Second Life – I hope to make better use of Second Life with learning. I have neglected my learning from this source but I really enjoy it when I take the time to go there.

Knitting – I hope to continue my growth in knitting and learning new skills. I feel it keeps my mind sharp and I really find it relaxing and enjoyable.

Mandarin – I need to continue to practice my Mandarin that I have been learning over the past 3 years. When I take too much time between classes, I tend to lose a lot of my learning and I will try to spend at least 30 minutes every day to review my lessons.

Of course my daily learning will take place from reading the blogs that I have subscribed to as well as free online sessions that I join.

What learning do you plan to do this summer?

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'party in the sky' by: Dene' Miles

1 comment: said...

It sounds like you have an ambitious summer. I plan to step up my reading in general, finish my SCUBA certification, travel to Hawaii (husband is going there for work so it's a "free" trip), and try to catch a few Shakespeare plays.