Just how does “learning” happen? Well, it’s like this forest …

It always pays to review what actually happens when we learn something new.

Very often it can be easy to just stick to the “easy” without thinking about why or how.   So as I was in the forest today I made this quick video 🙂


Richard Graham

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6 Responses to “Just how does “learning” happen? Well, it’s like this forest …”

  1. MK

    I wish I could bulldoze the entire forest and learn everything all at once.

  2. Richard Graham

    Thanks for the comment MK, but I’m pretty sure this wasn’t the kind of thinking I was getting at here 🙂

  3. Aya

    This video makes perfect sense to me. I will tell this to my kids when they have difficulty learning new things. Thank you so much!

  4. Dolores

    That was a very interesting analogy and it is an inspiration to keep trying new things in the classroom, in order to reach as many learners as possible.Thank you and keep up the good work!

  5. Marcia

    I really like the methaphor you use … I will borrow it to use it with my students. Thank you

  6. Deborah

    This is technically call neuroplasticity. The good news is that our brains are not hard-wired when we reach a certain age. In fact, Learning a foreign language is one of the first suggestions from researchers who claim that it can slow dow cognitive decline. I’m 62 and learning Lithuanian – a very difficult language, but I know that because if neuroplasticity, I can make new connections at my age. One more thing—repetition is KING to be able to make those new pathways.

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