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.