All learners are teachers – all teachers are learners.
All true processes of teaching are processes of learning.
All learners are powerfully gifted in one realm or another.
All learners have strengths and weaknesses – learn to leverage strengths.
All learning is self-motivated.
When a teacher teaches, she needs to “learn” the student.
To learn is to activate (vitalize) your intuitional giftedness.
School should be a place to manifest your giftedness and show what you know.
Demonstrations, displays and performances of learning drive discipline – discipline drives learning.
Success in life is marketing your inherent giftedness.
Education should be an opportunity to demonstrate your gifts of creativity.
Listening is the most fundamental learning tool and the learner must learn to incline their ear to not only hear but also listen.
Thinking, feeling and willing give rise to the learning tools of visualizing, vocalizing, and vitalizing. The 3 V’s.
True human interest drives learning. Interest in another is the beginning of compassion and love.
Philosophy and Psychology of Intuitive Learning: A child is a being of body, soul and spirit. Each component activates is counterpart in the psychological makeup of the learner (body) willing, (soul) feeling and (spirit) thinking.
Thinking is the cognitive domain of educators (Bloom’s Taxonomy), feeling is the affective domain (Kohlberg), and willing is the psychomotoric domain, or the realm of authentic experiential learning.
Direction of Learning: All learning proceeds from the realm of willing (doing-experiencing) to the realm of feeling (affective) and then finally to thinking (cognitive).
We must not separate teaching and learning – they are one process.
Don’t teach – learn – then the students will model your learning patterns.
Teachers tend to assess to check their teaching effectiveness. Learners show the knowledge they have learned by demonstrations, displays and performances. Tests measure teaching effectiveness not learning.
Children go through phases of development that are sequential but not necessarily chronological.
Learn to observe the student until they become your activation of learning.
Use every tool available to activate learning.
Cognitive knowledge without activation of the will is deadly boring.
High stakes cognitive testing dumbs down learning – creating new knowledge activates all parts of the learner.
Learning is capacity (faculty) building not memorizing.
Experiential learning invites inner questions that lead to vocations (callings).
Characteristics of an Intuitive Learner?
Open to the world and others and filled with wonder and awe for everyone and every natural process.
Filled with true human interest for every person they meet.
Convinced that every person they encounter has something significant to teach them.
Convinced that every person is a key player in his or her growth and development.
Possess a strong talent for listening to the heart of anyone speaking, not just the words.
Maintains a firm belief that all people are good at heart.
Takes in new knowledge everyday.
Is an apprentice to all other learners.
Sorts through incoming knowledge to distill the wisdom found therein.
Loves to facilitate and help others learn.
Never places anyone below them.
Firmly believes that the potential of every person will come to fruition.
Refrains from jumping to conclusions.
Wants to hear all versions of a story before a judgment is reached.
Looks everywhere to find new knowledge or a new perspective.
Their face “lights up” when excited about learning.
Finds learning to be seemingly effortless.
Makes the most of every educable moment.
Loves to read and find new pieces to the puzzle of life.
Collaborates with others and shares research and knowledge.
Wishes to share the insight and inspiration of learning with others.
Seeks new learning experiences to enhance their perspective.
Possesses a strong desire to grow and develop throughout life.
Does not limit the power and effectiveness of learning.
Seeks and finds new way of transferring or applying the knowledge gained.
Synthesizes diverse opinions into a comprehensive whole.
Has taken their self-development into their own hands.