How I Learn is a crowd-sourced book about learning styles and experiences. Its aim is to change the way we - educators, parents and students – learn, and educators teach.
How I Learn is the result of a tweet I sent looking for a guest post on my blog under the condition that it stuck to the theme of learning styles and experiences. The hashtag #HowILearn became a hugely popular feature on my blog and got a lot of people talking! After much deliberation, I decided to expand on the idea, and How I Learn the book was created! There was a Twitter discussion night on the #echatie forum as well as a Google doc for any submissions that were just too long for a tweet. Some schools got involved and sent in illustrations depicting their learning styles. Adults, or lifelong learners as they like to be called, quickly joined in to share their insights with the world.
As an educator, I realized that everybody learns in different ways and it is this simple fact which How I Learn aims to exemplify. Times have moved on and it's not all chalk and talk anymore - we need to be more aware of the individual when teaching. It also aims to highlight that learners too need to find the styles that work best for them, and cultivate and encourage them to become the best learners they can be no matter the route taken.
Within this book, readers will find submissions from primary, secondary and third level teachers. They will also read submissions from pupils, students and parents about how they learn and in some cases, where they struggle to learn.
Where I need your help is the printing, I had funding arranged but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Which has left me quite stuck. I'm hoping Fundit can help me raise some money to print 200 copies of the book ready to launch on October 4/5th and change the world one learner at a time.
Update posted on Wednesday 28th August '13 @ 01:08:36
8 days in and the target was reached! Unreal is an understatement!!
Still have over 2 weeks left though so I'd love to reach 1500 and print extra books, and really market How I Learn so we can sell sell sell!!
So please do keep funding and getting involved! Huge thanks to everyone for all the funds and tweets do far but it's not over yet! :)
Update posted on Thursday 22nd August '13 @ 11:08:54
It's Thursday!! 6 days since I started the fundit campaign and I'm only €140 short with 22 days to go!! Unreal!!
Do keep funding though, even after we pass the target, the more that's raised the more books we can print and the more books sold means more money goes to Barnardos! And of course the more people we can help learn and discover how to learn!
Keep it up you wonderful people!!
Update posted on Wednesday 21st August '13 @ 06:08:50
5 yes 5 days into the campaign and already up to €635!!! 63% is unreal!! You guys are so generous and amazing!! I'm almost speechless!!
Keep it going though, lets not lose momentum still a little bit to go....we will get there right??
Update posted on Tuesday 20th August '13 @ 07:08:29
While at work yesterday the fundit campaign took off again, another €100!! Bringing total up to €425 so far! Huge thanks guys! Especially to those who have busy retweeting!! Keep it up guys! Only 58% to go!!
Update posted on Saturday 17th August '13 @ 06:08:34
So less then twenty four hours into this campaign and already theres 25% raised!! I'm actually gobsmacked!!! Huge thanks to you guys who funded, I'm honoured.
Please keep funding, i want this book to change the way we learn and teach