I often joke that education is wasted on the young after I’ve attended my kids’ curriculum night at school. I get all excited about what their teachers are planning, and I want to be in the classroom again, with impassioned educators and my own curious mind. I feel most alive and fizzing when I’m learning.
Luckily, there’s no expiration date on curious minds, and learning is a lifelong endeavour.
I am so excited about the lineup this month. Hope Paterson will share her project to Leave Room for New, in which she is mindfully testing her boundaries and trying new things. I will have an interview with Katherine Tamminen, a professor at the University of Toronto who studies how to improve young athletes’ experience in sport. I will be asking her all about what lessons young athletes and their adults (parents and coaches) can learn to make the love and benefits of sports last a lifetime. Roseanne Carrara will be writing about her piano lessons and how her music studies have provided more than just proficiency on the keys. We will have a discussion of unconscious bias and how to spot, unlearn and avoid social stereotypes that we form outside our own conscious awareness. February 13th is Galentine’s Day, a perfect date to take your gal pals out for a learning date. (See our ideas for fun friend dates here.) And Beth-Anne will be back with her final installment of her tattoo removal, a lesson learned about bad decisions. So much great learning!