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Cone of Learning

Cone of Learning

Cone of Learning

I took one look at this and everything made sense.

I first saw this picture, ever, in the book Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert T. Kiyosaki on page 183. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

People learn differently, everybody knows that, but not everyone knows why some people have difficulty. I have always been good at art because it was something we learned as we worked. Also, the teacher didn’t just talk; they talked and demonstrated.

I never really did well in a class that had us talk and take notes. Participation was key, depending upon the class and whether or not I cared about what I was learning.

But lectures bored me and I only remembered what I read if I was interested (which is how most people are, I would think). To the people who can remember whatever, kudos.

But, a word of advice, I found, adding a picture to the words tended to help. Here’s the math I have in my head: we remember 30% of the pictures we see and 10% of what we read. If you have a picture next to the words, that’s a 40% chance you’ll remember what it is that you are looking at.

I mean, it makes sense.

They have a combination on the list: we remember 50% of what we hear and see, which is why many people are able to remember the words in movies and why I did so well in art classes. Why I still do well in art classes.

I was, am, good at English because I love to read and the more interesting it is, the more likely I am to remember.

What do you all think? Comment!

Ever Wish You Could Improve Your Vocabulary?

Ever Wish You Could Improve Your Vocabulary?

Today I found on dictionary.com a game called Word Dynamo. Click here to check it out!

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read Every Child Ready to Read

I Don’t Want You To Think Like Me. I Just Want You To Think!

I Don’t Want You To Think Like Me. I Just Want You To Think!

I Just Want You To Think

In my opinion, cults come to be because the leader is very good at telling their “followers” what to think to the point where they believe they feel the same way. I’m making that sound bad, but it doesn’t have to be if you think about it.

I wish the entire world was part of a cult under a leader that had everyone thinking they had to be kind, considerate, compassionate and against stabbing others in the back; would build a strong people that built other up instead of making a bunch of crabs in a buck that pull the strong ones down.

But I don’t see that happening in the near future. At least, not while I’m alive; unless I can make that happen and leave my mark on the world.

Hmm…

But I digress.

The point of this post is to alert people to the fact that our entire lives we are being told what to think and how to think; by our parents, teachers, friends, enemies, the media. Subliminal messages and double standards are everywhere and they run our lives. We are being fed fear and doubt instead of hope and confidence. We are fed one idea and we aren’t taught, at least some of us aren’t taught, to tolerate other perspectives.

I feel that needs to end.

For those who haven’t seen them yet, I have been posting things that have videos by the Nostalgic Critic. In those posts, I would give you my thoughts first and then you would hear his. I did that on purpose.

I encourage you to listen to the people around you and learn to value peoples’ perspectives. Get out of your bubble, you box, your comfort zone and learn to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes. Think.

I’m not saying think like me. I’m saying think.

There is more than one perspective. There is more than one think you can learn to be in this world. We live in an age of information, specializing when you can take advantage of that is hurting you.

I am learning to be a writer, poet, storyteller, artist, and internet marketer. I don’t have anything that defines me except for what I am, which is human, a woman, and a college graduate. But just because I graduated from school does not mean my education ends there.

I go to the library almost every day. I have at least 30 books check out right now that include topics like Tumblr/Wordpress for Dummies, to financial literacy, to new writing techniques.

My perspective on life keeps changing the more I read.

And it is still MY perspective.

Read.

Learn.

Think.

What book will you be reading today?

Look Back And Say, “I Can’t Believe I Did That!”

Look Back And Say, “I Can’t Believe I Did That!”

Don’t look back and say, “I Wish I Did That.”

Set yourself up to be able to look back and smile.

look back

No one ever wants to look back on their lives with regrets. Take a chance. If you don’t, you will never know.

Opportunities pass us by every day whether we realize this or not. Most people don’t realize this until they look back.

I would like to offer you an opportunity. When it was offered to me, I was very glad I took it for it has taught me so much. I have no regrets. I will be able to look back at my life and smile.

The tool is internet marketing training. I was also given access to the viral blogging system. I am learning how to blog more efficiently and promote my content. I made a blog for my father’s book Am I Black? by Greg Robinson and he has already received some emails and hits.

Internet marketing is an important tool for business. In fact, if new business do not get themselves on the internet in about 3-5 years, they will not last. Companies are looking for people with these skills to assist in their promotion, but, unfortunately, not a lot of people are aware of this fact. It is easy to learn and very much a necessity in life for those who wish to promote themselves or a company. Think of it as “internet advertising” and it can be achieved simply by blogging.

I would like to offer you a chance to learn this valuable skill set and tools as I ask question; if money was no longer an issue, what would you do with your life?

If I told you that by simply sitting at home, blogging and making videos, you could make money, what would you think? Would you leap at the opportunity or let negativity get in the way?

It IS possible!

POSSIBILITIES LIMITLESS

Internet marketing is a very valuable tool.

You can do this!

You are smart; you are strong; you are important.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

By learning internet marketing, you will have a valuable skill set that you can use to promote your current ones.

Learn it.

Learn this valuable skill.

Take control of your life. And live it without regrets.

Don’t set yourself up to look back on this moment and think, “I wish I did that.”

Say

I can’t believe I did that.

Who wants to learn internet marketing?

Basic Art Vocabulary

Basic Art Vocabulary

DON’T FREAK OUT!

This list of vocabulary that you see below I found on slideshare.net: for the specific link, click here. This list actually is quite basic. The reason as to why it is so daunting is because of the fact that it is a COLLECTIVE list. It has vocabulary for fine art, sculpture, ceramics, etc.

Are they all good to know? Absolutely.

Will you need them all eventually? Only if you ask for it. 😀

The list of words you will need will depend upon the assignment you are to do. This list goes with the Critiquing Art post: click here to get to it.

Am I the only one who finds this list beneficial?

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