Today I’m linking up with Leslie for her 10 on the 10th link up. This month’s topic is 10 Q&As About Life Long Learning. Let’s see what fun questions Leslie has for us this month.
1. How old were you when you started school? Did you attend pre-kinder and/or kinder or go straight into first grade?
I went to day care and pre-school as my parents both worked, but I officially started school at age 4 3/4 as a kindergartner. My birthday is in November, so I didn’t turn 5 until 2 months after school began. I was tested to assure the school that I was ready to begin early. Our cut off date was the end of September, so I missed it by about 6 weeks.
2. Were you a good student? What was your favorite subject?
Yes, I was a good student. Not the best or the smartest, but I achieved mainly As and did well on standardized testing. It didn’t come totally naturally to me and my mom had to help me study for tests starting around 5th grade. My favorite subject was English.
3. As a child, did you take music lessons? Or play a sport? Do you still play an instrument now?
From 5th-8th grade I played clarinet at school. I didn’t take lessons outside of school and I don’t play anymore. I also played tennis for a bit in high school. I did take lessons out of school but I never improved my skills enough to be good at it.
4. Did you attend any kind of training or classes beyond high school? If so, what did you study? Did you wind up working in a profession or job for which those classes or training prepared you?
I went to college and majored in Communication and Jewish Studies. I then went to grad school and got a Masters in Social Work. I worked in that field for around 5 years.
5. Have you taken any personal growth or adult education classes for fun? During the year that was Covid, did you home school, learn a new app to work from home, teach yourself to do something you might have paid someone else to do for you?
I don’t think I’ve ever paid to take personal growth or adult education classes. I have watched free videos on some topics and I taught myself to knit awhile back.
6. What would you like to learn how to do that you don’t know how to do already?
I would like to improve my photography and have considered classes in that.
7. Name something that you learned easily. Then name something that was a struggle for you to learn to do.
I know I learned to swim and to ride a bike later than most kids. I think I learned to read pretty easily.
8. What’s the last thing you remember learning? What kind of learner are you: visual, auditory, hands-on/kinesthetic, verbal, logical/mathematical?
I learn new facts sometimes but then I forget them right away! I think I’m mostly a visual learner.
9. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks, school of hard knocks, pass with flying colors, learn by heart, burn the midnight oil, pull an all-nighter, play hooky – which of these expression best fits your life lately? Why?
I’ve found myself thinking it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks as I try to get our foster dog to walk on a leash without pulling!
10. What is something you’ve learned from past mistakes?
I can’t think of anything!
Bonus: Share your favorite learning/education quote.
I once gave a gift of dry erase markers and put this quote on the bag.
Tell me if we have any of these things in common!