Digital Learning Summer Class
Exploring Thinking about Learning Project Blog 4
Due-Sunday, June 19, 2016
I think that taking the time to learn something new is a very good idea; especially if it is something that we are interested in. Naturally when we are interested in learning a new thing the motivation to stick with it and put forth the time and effort is way easier to find as opposed to being forced to learning something that we are not interested in. I understand that there are things we have to learn that will not seem or be fun, but I also think that staying positive and finding a fun way to learn that boring subject or topic can make it much more bearable and entertaining if not interesting. Such as studying for a strongly disliked subject in school, a student could study with a good friend which might not only make the task more enjoyable, but also, possibly more rewarding in terms of remembering what was studied because the friend might have a way of pointing out the problem in a way that the other student gets and therefore remembers.
If I had the freedom to learn anything without any restrictions like lack of time or resources, I would learn how to water ski. I think it would be a lot of fun plus a great body workout. I would be playing while getting in a full body workout; a win win! I know that skiing take a lot of strength in the legs, arms and core of the body, and it also requires delicate balance for being able to shift your weight accordingly. Unfortunately, I do not live around water or have a boat or a Jet Ski or a pair of water skis. I also do not have someone who would go with me on a regular basis so that I could practice and get better at water skiing.
Another thing that I would really like to learn, and that is especially important to me, would be how to be a good wife. Though I am not married yet, I think it is a good idea to get some good tips and plans so that I can practice them before I am married. That way, once I am married I am not starting in a new step of our relationship trying to learn how to live together and dance around each others schedules plus try to be a good wife to the best of my abilities. I think that if I can start practicing now, then I will be more ready for that part of my relationship once we are married. I want to learn how to be supportive even when I don’t feel like it. I want to learn how to listen and offer positive, as well as constructive feedback on a variety of topics and situations without coming across as rude or bossy or nagging. I also want to learn how to be patient and forgiving; both with myself and my husband. I think that I have come a long way since I first started dating my now fiancé to this current day. But I also feel like I could do more for our relationship and once we are together full-time, and no longer dealing with the long distance that is between us now, I want to do the very best that I can do for our relationship to help keep it strong.
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