All educators should hear this video. Dr. Tron Young shares his tips for engaging the youth in reading. He knows from his own experience how to get youth engaged in reading versus playing video games. You'll see why he won the Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year Award.
When did your education stop? Was it when you graduated from high school? College? Graduate school? Truth is, your education should never stop. It should be perpetual. You may not be in a formal classroom any longer, but you can continue learning. The world changes so fast that it is imperative that you continue learning so you can keep pace. Technology is one of the biggest accelerators of change. If you have lived long enough, you have already seen how technology has invaded almost every aspect of our lives. Emerging technologies have been the catalyst for change in grocery shopping checkout lanes, banking transactions, online education, exercise equipment, and much more.
Think about your life today. How has technology changed your way of life? How did you learn to navigate the changes? It is all a part of your perpetual education. One of the nice things about perpetual education is that for many of us, it is right at our fingertips. We have access to the Internet which abounds in tutorials, master classes, cooking demonstrations, TED Talks, etc.
Here is a short list of ways I continue to learn:
What are some ways you engage in perpetual education? Drop a comment and share with the readers.
Linda M. Mitchell