TotalESL.com features the latest ESL Articles, EFL Articles, TEFL Articles and TESOL Articles for teaching English abroad. You can post your educational articles here or browse the listings free. There are hundreds of great ESL/EFL/TEFL/TESOL articles for many different teaching topics! Post your ESL/TEFL/TESOL article today...It's a free Service for the ESL community! Caution: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. See ESL Employment Scams for more info.
Learning is a Lifestyle-Why You Can't Turn Your Back on Learning -by Cathy Warschaw
In today's society, everyone must think about "Future Proofing"
them selves. There was a time when leaving school marked the end of learning. Unfortunately, it's not like that today. What you know, understand and can do when you start work becomes quickly outdated. Everyone needs to keep learning so that they can cope with changes, new developments and standards at work.
There is a special need for healthcare workers to keep their skills sharp. According to The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, educational activities in the healthcare profession should be, "... focused on developing a multi-perspective and the tools associated with it, including leadership tools, appropriate feedback mechanisms, and strategies for conflict identification and resolution."*
You have heard the saying, "use it or lose it" in many different ways. Well, learning is like any other skill; you must use your learning skills often to keep your brain fine-tuned to the prospect of learning.
It's essential to:
*Exercise your skills - read, watch, listen, work with other people, ask questions, solve problems, share ideas, take courses. *Be organized - make sure you've got everything you need, including time and space *Get support - Be bold in asking for help *Review what you learn - forgetting is easier than remembering *Recognize what motivates you - keep going by reminding yourself why you're learning and what you want to achieve in the end.
Take inventory of your skills at least twice a year. Set goals to develop your technical and interpersonal skills to be the most valuable asset to your patients and your team. Watch for next month's article on how to set and achieve "SMART" goals.
As Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), US (German-born) physicist once said, 'Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.'
* J Contin Educ Health Prof 1997; 17(4):224-227The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions , Volume 17, Issue 4, Fall 1997.
"Changing Lives...One Career at a Time."
Contact Details: Warschaw Learning Institute 8424 Santa Monica Blvd. #A-170 West Hollywood, CA. 90069, USA http://www.warschawlearninginstitute.com
email@example.com (323) 822-0917
Copyright 2005 by Warschaw Learning Institute
Cathy Warschaw is the Director of the Warschaw Learning Institute the leading online dental office training among today's dental professionals, adults changing careers and high school seniors.
TotalESL.com - ESL/EFL/TEFL/TESOL English teaching jobs and teacher resumes for Teaching English Abroad. We are an ESL EFL TEFL TESOL teaching resource for Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the world with ESL/EFL/TEFL/TESOL jobs, teacher resumes, private tutors, lesson plans, teaching resources, articles and teacher training courses.
All site features including user registraton and postings are free to all!
Post your Teaching Article free! Postings are featured in our newsletter with over 10,000 subscribers and syndicated via ESL Job Feed and ESL Content Feed to over 15 ESL and educational websites.
Common ESL Industry Acronyms:
English as a Second Language (ESL) | Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) | English as a Foreign Language (EFL) | Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) | English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) | Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) | English Language Teaching (ELT) | English Language Learning (ELL) | Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) | Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) | Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)