What does it matter? This is good for you. Just learn it and don’t worry about it. Well today I became that student. Over the past three weeks I’ve been talking about how terrible of a student I was and how much that hasn’t changed since college. Being a teacher has made it a little better, I’m still me.
Training can be a bit of a grind. The presenter can jazz it up as much as they can and there will still be some glazed over eyes in the crowd. I’m that kid. To try and make it better, I get up frequently, I stand in the back, and sometimes I spin my pen. I try to do anything and everything I can to stay awake even though it’s distracting to the person talking.
For me, “is this for a grade” used to be code for “can I stop paying attention and still get credit for this thing?” Now, I’m a little older and wiser. The new meaning is “can I learn at my own pace without being penalized?” Maybe that’s what it always meant, but I wasn’t ready to do that in a responsible. It’s not like anyone ever taught me self-paced learning. I’m still going back to my old textbooks to read things I didn’t read back then.
Just because it isn’t graded doesn’t mean it isn’t important. The challenge is acting accordingly.
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