A thought to start the week: “embedding the learning”.
Embedding the Learning
Learning is a delight. But all too often, new learning is lost – that is: forgotten, abandoned, discarded, unused – because we don’t then embed that learning.
Learning, in my definition of the word, is not just a moment of education or experience; but something that then continues to happen over time; something that requires application; and something that requires us to come at it from different perspectives.
Because the brain is a connection machine. And it’s only when we stimulate novel and interesting connections in the brain, do we embed the learning – and in a way that’s most useful to us.
So the next time you “learn” something that’s needed: look for ways to continue that learning over time; to apply it; and to come at it from different perspectives to make new connections. That’s learning.