Returning to #DadChat as the school year begins, we are so pleased to announce that Angela Maiers will be our guest this Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET to discuss her new book, “Liberating Genius in the Classroom.” I’m fond of saying that Angela is “America’s Teacher.”
There’s a point in most people’s lives that they resist learning new things OR learning new things is so hard that they prefer to avoid it altogether. I remember, both fondly and sadly, how my parents struggled learning how to program their VCR. Cell-phones were just too out-of-reach for them. But, for me, I’ve found that working through that learning anxiety can enhance your life!
I have a confession. When I buy a new tech device, something simple like a digital camera or a digital photo frame, I get all excited at the cashier as I’m buying it. First, because I always buy on sale and am happy at the good deal. Second, because I think I need whatever it is. I look at the box and I get tingles. I then sit it on the seat next to me and gaze lovingly at it when waiting at red lights. On getting home, I cradle it in my arms and take it to my office where I gently place it on my desk.
Where it sits.