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