I Be Watching You

Last Update: March 03, 2020

Are you one of the people who learn better when watching what someone else is doing? I certainly am, so the words out of the song, I be watching you, applies to me. For me it is definitely, monkey see, monkey do.

Some of us are more visual than auditory, and find that when we see something being done right before our eyes sinks into our brains better. This is especially when the language is foreign, like what I call, computer speak.

Children are like this too. My sister learned to knit and crochet at a very early age, as our mother knitted to bring in extra money while Dad was in the army. At the age of five, when our little brother was born, Pat knitted a complete layette for the new baby.

She is the fastest knitter and crocheter I have ever seen. The knitting needles get tucked under her arms and away she goes.

SOME THINGS ARE EASIER TO GRASP THAN OTHERS

My family were visiting this past weekend and we went to the Yacht Club in Langebaan. They were playing some great upbeat music and some of the people were dancing - actually two men, on the tables, while others were swaying to the music.

My grandson, Ben, who is six, started doing the Floss. He was amazing and offered to teach me.

I can tell you it is much harder than it looks, even when being shown exactly as it should be done.

We had enormous fun.

Another great thing I learned this weekend is that the writing genes have been passed down to Ben. He has written and illustrated his first book and is busy on the second.

The book has four or five chapters.

Now, to all the people who say, "Oh no, I can't blog, as I can't write." Come on. Give it a try.

You have now idea how much fun you will have.

Ben has put me to shame, I have been busy on a children's illustrated story book for rather a long time. Now I shall have to get going with it again to keep up with him.

WHAT A RESPONSIBILITY AS PARENTS, OR TEACHERS WE HAVE
  • When we consider how we influence the children watching our every move and believing what we say and do is correct. This is especially true when the children begin to believe that it is what the teacher tells them is right, and perhaps thinks, now you don't know anything as a mother/father.
  • Have your ever had to apologized to your child when you have been in the wrong? This can be a very humbling experience but necessary.
  • Taken the time to explain again and again when someone has not grasped what you are trying you best to teach them? My poor Dad, what a struggle he had trying to get me to understand maths. No wonder he had so little hair, he must have pulled it all out in frustration.
  • Spent extra time with anyone shows them in details what is expected of them to get it right? If it hadn't been for Lauren Kinghorn, my daughter, I wonder if I had managed to achieve what I have at Wealthy Affiliate.
  • We are so fortunate to have the training so well set up in order that we can watch the videos, as well as follow the test. Besides that, we have offers of help, the helpline, and scores of great posts to read to give us ideas and encouragement.
  • Today, it will be my turn to teach my sister-in-law a new skill. Fortunately she is a bright spark, so I do hope she is able to grasp the concept of Canva. That is just one of the pieces of knowledge I am hoping to pass on. Hold thumbs, dear people, that I show her in a way that it is easy for her to learn.
HOW DO OTHER PEOPLE LEARN?DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON WHICH HAVE SERVED YOU IN THE PAST?


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JeffreyBrown Premium
Awesome post, Jill! I learn by watching and then trying it myself and practicing over and over until I get it right--boring , I know, but it usually works for me!

Jeff
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Jeff
Oh, my friends on WA make me feel so much better. I thought everyone was just whizzing through the training. Understanding everything right away. Meanwhile, I need to make notes, go back again and again before it eventually sinks in.
Thank you, my friend for your comments.
Regards
Jill
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Jill! I'm patiently waddling through!

Jeff
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LindaF Premium
Hi Jill, Much like you I learn from watching and hands-on. everybody has there special talents.

But sometimes we need to put into practice what we have learned that is why WA is such a great platform.

Just take one day at a time and before you know it you are writing like a pro.

Patients with yourself just do it over and over again until you get it right.

Just be yourself your talents will shine through As days go by it gets easier and easier.
Always a Better Way
Linda
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Linda,
Thank you so much.
Very wise words.
Also thank you for the advice regarding the placing of the icons on my landing page.
Did you notice I sorted that out now?
All the best.
Jill
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LindaF Premium
yes I seen your comment but I will go have a look Linda
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Suzay Premium
Hi Jill, thanks and great to hear from you! I'm trained as an educator too, and seeing it done, walking through it together, is our first kind of learning. Then teaching whole "units" of info on a topic so eventually the learning or part of it, is absorbed by the learner.
I'm still flopping around like a fish out of water on what we learn here, but going back and throwing myself back in with my whole heart!
You are doing great. I'm proud of you.
Suzay
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Suzay,
I know exactly how you feel. It is a wonderful moment when you realise that you have managed to grasp that lesson and are able to move into the next one.
Thank you so much for commenting on my post.
Wishing you all the best.
Jill
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lesabre Premium
Hi Jill, I am a hands on person. I do have to do things physically to activate the communication to my brain. I often have to watch the training videos on several occasions before it sinks in.

Best wishes,
Michael
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Michael
It is such a relief to know I am not the only one who has to watch them more than once.
You have made me feel a lot better. Not only must I watch them over again but I write copious notes.
Thank you so much for your comments
Best wishes.
Jilll
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AlejandraB Premium
I'm also a visual learner, thanks for sharing!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Alejandra, we haven't chatted for ages.
Thank you for commenting on my post.
All the best
Jill
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