New Experiences

I went fishing today.

It’s something of a milestone achievement in the eyes of my close friends and family! Fair skin and tropical sunlight are not compatible so I usually avoid outdoor pursuits that last longer than a couple of hours. But sometimes a friendship is cause to leave one’s comfort zone.

So I did just that… and I’m still alive to tell the story.

I was a novice today. This was my fourth experience of fishing in my life – and my first involved scooping fish out of shallow water with my hands! Fortunately I had an effective teacher…

My teacher showed me, guided me, laughed with me and led me. I received regular feedback. My learning journey was a narrative, made relevant through shared and sharing experiences. Learning was experiential – improved due to feedback. Multiple assessment standards were discussed. Questions were encouraged and answered. My teacher was passionate.

I enjoyed myself. I learned new things

… and I caught a fish

Not quite a fish

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