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A Learning Journey Chunk

Written on: February 24th, 2009 by: in Learning Journeys

Kathy here…The experiment I referred to last week involves a photo challenge I picked up on another blog. Take a photo a day. That's it. The who, what, when and where of the photograph is up to me. I decided to approach this as simply as possible. Just  take a shot each day of the month…no overthinking, no real plan. And, note a short phrase/thought about each photo in my calendar. Then, at the month's end, upload the pictures to my computer and check them out.  Welcome to Advanced Chunking! Small bits of time devoted to a large project that comes to life before our eyes.

Well, when I viewed January's photographs, I was floored. Certainly, here was visual documentation of where I was/what I was doing physically. That's useful on many levels. But I was also viewing "where" I was/what I was "doing" intellectually/emotionally as the shot was taken. And, that is useful on those levels we focus upon with the Learning Journeys. I recalled fairly easily what books and magazines I was investigating/relaxing with during the month. Best of all? This effort was effort-LESS. If getting entries into your Learning Journal has been challenging. Consider chunking in some respect…the calendar notation is particularly useful for thoughts about your reading.

Next, I'm considering taking photographs of my reading piles each week. That's one guaranteed way to make sure I don't miss a title for my reading list!