To Learn asks the questions: Do you teach? Do you manage? Do you inspire? Do you sell? If the answer is yes to any of these or similar duties, then at least part of your job description or self-chosen pathway will likely include encouraging learning by your students, workers, followers, customers. To Learn can serve as a resource guide, providing you insight into the processes and barriers involved when those in your charge attempt to improve their understanding. This in turn can provide you with tools for improving your own learning, the key to growth and improvement in your relationships with those you have come to guide. Not only will you gain empathy for those you lead, you will also become a better learner. Is there an answer to the question, “Why are we here?” We think so. Our answer is, “To learn.” It is what we do, likely beginning in the womb. We never break the habit until death, or, perhaps death occurs when we break the habit. To Learn aims multiple lenses at learning, each returning an image (a partial representation/reflection) of the complex human endeavor that represents our reason for being here.
About the Author
Andy Caruso is a teacher, instructional supervisor, consultant, principal, soccer player and coach, founder of Kwik Goal™ and author of multiple books and articles on soccer coaching. Instrumental in guiding quality of sports equipment and promoting sports safety, especially in soccer. Proponent of youth soccer and the game!
Dr. Richard Barnhart is a champion for the learner, a counselor and mentor for the guide, a disruptor in service to change that enhances learning opportunity. Described by his peers as either a gadfly or a visionary, he has invented and influenced the development of instructional tools and approaches which invite learner agency, including those exploiting technology.