My name is carol yeager and I am a recovering academic. This may be difficult for some to reconcile as I am also a lifelong learner. For as long as I can remember, and that is a long, long time, I have loved learning. My curiosity as to what was around the next turn has been insatiable. In many respects, I have been in front of new thinking, maybe even recalcitrant in the methods of inspiring learning. I have circumvented authority in order to introduce more enticing, more personal approaches to learning. I model what I teach, or rather what I facilitate for others' learning journeys. It has been a series of fascinating journeys, of shared learning, of changing perspectives. Of mentoring and being mentored by those I have mentored.
I find myself in a strange situation now, because I no longer love learning. Yes, my curiosity is still alive and insatiable, but I have lost the patience to follow through for any length of time. Lurking around learning seems to suit me only too well. This, obviously, seriously limits my learning capacities. For years my mantra has been one "stolen" from A Toffler in his treatise "Future Shock" ... it is important that we now learn how to learn, unlearn, and relearn in order to survive in the 21st Century. Yes, I am that old, and have been in the education business that long, maybe even longer ... actually, since before it was really a "business".
My goal now is to find new inspiration to learn, unlearn, and relearn. Please be patient with my impatience. Thank you.
PS This is excerpted from an earlier blog posting for another course ... I am still recovering and still seeking additional inspiration. My curiosity remains active!