We are actually a Reflective Learning Journal
Just discovered this is not a blog.
Well, not in the traditional sense of "web log". A log simply records what happens; a Reflective Learning Journal records what happens inside our minds when something happens.
While I'll still call this a blog to my offline friends (who are only just getting the idea of what a 'blog' is) I think it's helpful to know the difference.
Found out about it here. Perfect description of what we're doing really: "Human beings, by their nature, are 'connection makers' and 'meaning makers'. Our experience always consists of 'what happens' and then what we make of 'what happens'. "
The helpful hints are also ... well, helpful ... like:
- Begin asking yourself these questions: "What?", "So what?", and "Now what?". Listen as your mind makes connections.
- The best time to make an entry in your Journal is as soon as possible after an event takes place. Be sure to have a few notes if there will be a long time lapse before you make an entry.
- Periodically reread your Journal entries. They will provide more to connect with in your reflections.
That last one is good. In fact, later on I'll be re-posting some book reviews I did years ago for the Communicate! newsletter, and seeing if I still agree with them.