Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Moving Thoughts Friday (on Wednesday)
















I’m going to be offline until early next week. And now for your moving thoughts question a few days early…














Every Friday (or Wednesday in this case) I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.













It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.








When is the first time you remember falling in love with learning?

*photos by flickr

20 comments:

  1. I think when i started College :)

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  2. Hmmm. Not sure I ever fell in love with learning, per se. But what I am is nosy and so if something sparks my interest, then I learn about it.
    Great question! Hope you have a fabulous weekend and will see you next week. :-)

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  3. Kindergarten! Honestly! I can remember being so excited to go to school everyday and devouring everything to be read because it was all so interesting. I think that love of learning deepened every year after. Mostly. I don't count those stalled out middle school years. I chalk those up to hormones. :)

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  4. True story...

    In 1st grade I hated the books they gave us to read. "See the eel". I don't want to see the eel. The eel is yucky. So, I just refused to read at school. I'd read at home. Just not at school.

    They labeled me "learning disabled" and put me in the lowest reading group. (It was the early 80's...what can you expect?)

    I remained in the remedial classes until 9th grade when I was bumped up to the "normal" English class. It was then that my teacher saw something in me. She gave me extra books to read, boosted my self esteem, encouraged me in my writing.

    I fell in love with learning at the age of 14, while reading "Frankenstein".

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  5. The last time? This morning! I love to learn -- am taking a class this summer... Love to read, to learn, to take it all in!

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  6. Oooo....I don't remember, BUT there is this poem by Esme Cordell called How to Teach Learning and it is AWESOME! You would love it, Wendy. I must find it and post it here.

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  7. Third grade when I devoured the Little House on the Prairie books and wanted to know all about living in the 19th Century.

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  8. I'm not sure if this was my first moment, but I do remember I was about 9-10 years old and it was summer time. I would sit and watch PBS for hours each day and take notes on all their educational programming. They had this science experiment type show, math, and then there were some half way fun ones like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I would review my notes so that I could remember what I had learned.

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  9. Any history class I have ever taken has given me a deeper desire to learn more about the people that lived before us, how they survived with so little and what we can learn from their struggles.

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  10. Kindergarten--it was so exciting to go to school! I wanted to be just like my big sister. I remember my K. teacher, too. She seemed brilliant! I was in awe...

    Have fun while you're away!

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  11. Third grade. I had an awesome teacher who brought something new and fresh to learn about everyday.

    Mrs. L ~ I thank you.

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  12. When I was in elementary school my parents bought my sister and I a set of encyclopedias. I swear, I read every one of them.

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  13. I really loved my second grade teacher - she made learning exciting and she introduced us to creative writing!

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  14. i dont quite remember when...i've always loved learning in the form of reading...i read any and everything i could get my hands on from the time i was 8 - i knew way more about life than any of my parents could imagine :)

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  15. Sitting in a college theatre class as a high school senior and prospective student at the college. I think when learning started to appeal to me was when I could rid my classes of the things I didn't enjoy and wasn't good at and focus on learning to write and act and direct stage plays. Learning that spoke to the depths of me. THat's what I love!

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  16. When I was in 1st grade. (This is back in the dark ages.) We were learning phonics. There were vowels and consonants. Our teacher paired each vowel with a consonant and said the sounds. Example: Ba,Be,Bi,Bo,Bu,By. I would do that at home. My mother once told someone, in my hearing, that I drove her 'nuts' with that exercise.

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  17. This will sound strange, but I've always loved learning but hated school. I do enjoy workshops and settings that don't include tests and homework.

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  18. In 2nd grade, when my teacher discovered I loved to read, and put me in charge of a reading group. That did it.

    I hate being in charge, but I still love to read and learn.

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  19. I'm kind of late for this, but I think it all started with Mother Goose for me. My parents have pictures of me sitting with this Mother Goose book which apparently was one of my favorite things to do and it was one of the first books I read and reread and now enjoy rereading to my kids.

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