I learn. I grow. I learn more, I grow again.
I am a life-long learner. I am a year-long learner.
My brain craves new knowledge.
I could write about the content from the last week (and I will get to that in a future post), but I can't even process that until I process how I feel about the week of training.
It was a 4-day training. After day 2, I felt the relationship with the presenter (and at that point, I was ready and eager to do whatever she asked), and I was ok with the other "students." If the year would have progressed like that, I would have considered it a success.
But what happened the next two days was even more amazing.
The presenter didn't let it stop there.
She kept teaching the content (which she knew very well) and she continued to have class building and team building activities. Some were for fun, and some were to review or process the content or analyze our own thinking.
And because of the class and team building I found myself changing. I have friends now that I didn't before. Friends that I will support and stand with. I have a new understanding for how different learners may experience an activity or classroom, because while I was learning the content, I was also observing the teacher and other students. Fascinating.
When I left yesterday I was sad. I will miss the 30 people in the room. Some I may not see in the future, others occasionally. Some I will work with closely, other not as much. I'm not as sad now.
Now, I'm happy that it happened.
Those 4 days changed me. I will continue to evolve. I'm eager to see the path as it unfolds.