Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rio - Black Lab Pup - 4 months old

Learning is Inherently Messy

This is all incredibly new to me.  Starting a blog is exciting and terrifying.  I love to write, but releasing all those thoughts out into the world is new for me.  But everyone has to start somewhere!  It seems we must always start from the exact point where we are, right in this moment, the initial position.

I read an article on Khan Academy entitled: The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart.  Researchers have found that the brain gets the most benefit when we struggle with something difficult and make mistakes.  Neural connections form and deepen most, not when we repeatedly perform tasks that are easy and we know we can succeed with, but when undertake something difficult wherein we have little experience and will likely make mistakes.

So here we go!

Baby Rio - Black lab approx 3mo.

Learning is certainly messy for this little guy!