Many learning strategies come naturally.
Stopping when you’re confused. Asking questions. Clarifying your understanding. Creating analogies (Oh, so it’s like when…) or paraphrasing.
Many of these learning strategies can be applied to reading, which is where we hear about them most. The following infographic from learnstreaming.com gathers 26 of these strategies into an alphablocks format, and includes
Many of these are similar to the Habits of Mind (Believe in Yourself, Be Accountable), while others work like literacy strategies (Observe, Question). But the biggest bulks of these strategies make a lot of sense to promote always-on, lifelong learning.
Deconstruct a new skill–using a new app, for example?
Connect the dots–the way reading an essay leads to a hunch which leads to a theory, a question, a new network connection, and ultimately a broader project with that new connection?
Engaging with others–in your local community and/or through social media?
Make space–literally, metaphorically, or digitally? Find joy? Tinker?
All exceptionally simple ways to promote always-on learning for students and teachers alike. In a 21st century, technology-obsessed society (the pros and cons of which we can discuss another time), always-on learning is as seamless and accessible as its ever been,
Alphablocks: 26 Strategies For Always-On Learning