photoReflecting back on my learning journey reminds me of a snow road. In order to drive along this road the snow needs to be scraped to the side or the car will get stuck in the deep snow. Each time more snow falls this process is repeated so that traffic can flow and not pile up in a chaotic traffic jam. I liken the learning journey to this snow road because everyday new knowledge fills up our path and if we do not scrape it and store it on the side by attaching meaning and relevance, eventually all the new knowledge will just form a confusing mass in our learning journey. Reflection is the best snow shovel for learning, or should I rather say it is the best snowplough!

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti


About Karin Potgieter

Originally from South Africa, I have been privileged to enjoy the beautiful lifestyle of Canada. My career in Early Childhood Education has been motivating, ranging from the endearing relationships with the children and families of the Preschool that I owned to the inspirational interactions with my students as instructor of the Early Childhood Education Certificate Program. My qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education Certificate, Provincial Instructors Diploma and en route to completing the Certificate in Online/eLearning Instruction.
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