Learning is not an insta-grow experience.
Struggle – working at the edges of ability – is critical. Patience is required as is a growth mindset.
It might take a while to see evidence of growth. What if we practice, struggle, share, and seek feedback?
I’ve been tinkering with sketch noting, a.k.a. doodling, to make thinking visible, to listen differently, and to retain information.
I started last June, and it was awful. You can see a body of work on my MyLearning Journey for #ShowYourWork Doodles and Sketch Notes Pinterest board.
Here is page 2 of my notes from Joe’s opening comments for Trinity Faculty on August 4, 2014.
Is my thinking visible?
Here is page 2 of my notes while learning with George Couros during his Martin Institute keynote on June 9, 2015, just a quick ten months later.
Can you see my growth? I wonder if my learning is evident to the viewer of these artifacts.
I find value and real joy in having the collection. My portfolio of doodles shows several concurrent journeys.
How might we teach, model, and facilitate experiences to collect, select, and reflect learning over time?
Growth over time…patience required.