Learning From Teaching

Teaching others teaches us.  When we are tasked with explaining, showing, or teaching something to someone else, it improves our understanding as well.  We learn from the process as much, or perhaps more than the person or persons we are helping.  This is especially true if we take the time to really think about what…

Choosing To Learn

There comes a point in our lives wherein we must take responsibility for our own learning.  Learning is different from education.  Education is often given to us or even imposed upon us.  Learning, on the other hand, requires our participation.  No matter what types of lessons are being offered to us, we cannot and we…

The Lessons Of Youth

One of the most powerful and long-lasting lessons of my childhood came from being required to do chores around the house before being allowed to go outside to play with my friends. As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to be kind, decent, and successful. And, we want to provide…