Twice in one week. It’s delightful seeing Lisa in person again. Last week, her husband’s birthday celebration brought us together. This week she and I are participating in Encore Connect: Your Roadmap to What’s Next. Encore Connect is a three-hour interactive session for midlife and older adults to discover, retool, and connect to their next career step. We have been volunteering for many months to help Bevan Rogel, Encore Tampa Bay CEO, reach out to groups to make them aware of this learning opportunity. Read more
Lisa’s blog post last week titled “Reflection and Journaling: Seek, Sense, Share,” reminded me how hard it can be to stop bad habits and form healthy new habits. She observed that the stumbling block for many of us in the Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) process occurs when:
…we get stuck on the seeking information part of the PKM process, and don’t make sense of our resource collection or share out what we learn and the resource gems we find. How do we take the time and create the ritual of reflection, which is key to understanding what we learn as well as what we need to learn?
I, too, find it hard to stop gathering information and begin analyzing and synthesizing the meaning of “resource gems.” Read more
I read a good bit of the New York Times and Tampa Bay Times last Sunday. It was a luxurious and sensuous use of time as I shared the couch with a greyhound; placing read newsprint to my right and picking up the next unread section from the pile on my left, sipping coffee as I pondered. Sugarman—the greyhound, who can read human body movement and meal preparations in the kitchen—two rooms away—was content with an occasional, quick ear massage.
Two articles riveted my attention. Because they relate to learning online, I would like to reprise a few points here. Read more