Our lives are filled with spaces where we learn from the time we are born and forever after. Learning begins with sounds, smells, tastes, textures, images, and emotional responses. Learning connects us to the world and the world to us. We learn as individuals and with each other. We represent our learning through our stories, images that we capture, words on pages, work we accomplish, and the symbols we use to describe, qualify and quantify our universe. Our learning embodies the uniqueness of who we are; no two memories are alike. This space for learning creates an opportunity to connect and construct memories together that become internal documentaries of that which we choose to explore- to rewind, play, pause, or fast forward.  We are all creators of learning moments. That’s what we do.

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  1. joe phelan says:


    Please take a look at EDSITEment the award winning free educational resource from the National Endowment for the Humanties. We have over 500 lessons, student interactives, reviewed websites for 21st century learning with primary sources and historical context. We are especially strong in US History. For example we have 33 lessons on the causes, the course and the consequences of the Civil War.
    You might also like our Picturing America lessons on the art and culture of America

  2. Pam O'Brien says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award 🙂

  3. JellyPom says:

    What’s your view on homeschooling? Could you do a post about that?

  4. Very nice, very true. I don’t know exactly what the Liebster Blog Award is, but I’m sure you deserve it–if it means a blog with good quality and integrity.

  5. jackkastor says:

    A powerful and succinct summary of the beauty of education.

  6. Stanley says:

    Great perspective and powerful imagery about learning! It encapsulates the fact that learning is dynamic and is to a varying degree the essence of a great and satisfying life.

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    My name is Melissa Montanez and I work at HuffPost Live, the Huffington Post’s online streaming network. I am working on a segment for Thursday, July 10, at 1:00PM/EST. We were wondering if you would be interested and available to join us via webcam.

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