IMMERSING YOURSELF INTO LEARNING
Last Update: May 02, 2017
Your a kid again. It's a hot summer day. You are frolicking in the water with your friends. Splashing each other, laughing and talking about whatever it is kids talk about. Suddenly, someone says, "Hey, let's see who can hold their breath the longest under the water!" That competitive side of you (inside all of us) kicks in and you want to be the one to win. When it's your turn, you take a huge breath and immerse yourself into the wonderful cool water. It feels great for a moment until your lungs begin to burst and you can think of nothing else but breathing air. But you stay under because you want to win. I'm not so sure, as a kid, you realize that you could pass out if you stay under too long. :) When you can stand it no longer, you push to the surface and take a huge breath of sweet air. You are sure you have the victory, but everybody is arguing that they, indeed were the real winner. I was thinking about the need to fully immerse myself into the learning here at WA and this little analogy popped into my head. Of course, as I'm learning, I want to know everything and I want to know it now! Don't we all? But that is not possible. So, I realized that if I want to know it all, I need to immerse myself more into the learning. Because, of course, I want to have the victory! I would love to hear from you about your insights and strategies of "Immersion Learning." How long do you stay under and what is your approach to staying under longer?