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1. A Simple Guide For LivingA L_earning LifestyleTroy P.Roddy,Ph. D. @DrTroyRoddy thrivapy. com 2. 7AizorrrmZ5" WM Leam| nG LIFESTYLEHave a purpose greater than yourself and set goals that align with that purpose. Commit to improving your process and adopt a growth mindset.Build relationships and nurture connections. Share what you know with others. .9'" ~ Take and give useful feedback.D T R d d l.F0)!0Have a variety of interests.Play hard.Study smart.Eat well and get enough sleep. Be physically active.H rivapy. com 3. HELLOMY NAME IS (Yo we NAME) i new curwesu cesnxns KII6WLED6E. K"/ i 4. Have A Purpose Greater ThanYourselfYour purpose is your mission.It is what motivates you to work above and beyond the call of duty.If someone asks you why you do what you do,the answer is (or should be) your purpose. Mine is simple.My purpose is to create knowledge.That is why I blog,teach,lead a school division,write,self-publish,and create these slide decks. Sure,I get paid to do my job,but I could get paid doing any number of jobs.I choose to work as an educator because it allows me to serve my purpose. A word of caution - do not confuse purpose with tactics.Purpose answers,"Why? " Tactics answer,"What? " and "How? " For example.I create knowledge (purpose) by teaching middle school students and leading middle school teachers (Nhat) while promoting growth,empowerment,independence,and ownership (How). What is your purpose?Why do you do what you do? 5. MORE 6. Having a purpose is great,but in our daily lives we are often immersed in more practical matters.Those specific achievements we work to realize are our goals. When setting goals,be sure to align them to your purpose.That way,you avoid accidentally working at cross purposes.Also,make sure your goals meet certain learning lifestyle characteristics:Specific,Challenging,Realistic,and Flexible. Finally,if you need help identifying appropriate goals,use this four-step process: 1. Identify your IDEAL.2. Describe your REALITY.3. Articulate the difference between the two. 4. Write the differences in language that incorporates the four goal characteristics. The next slide provides a template you can use. Align Your Goals With That Purpose. 7. Goal Setting Template1. Ideal H.Realityum.~r~~s~v---, 4., can ;44rIq0-vlyuw-J-0A| .'-o'er?-~xv-runway arrr-new-4 u-. .. ... or. -.s. x-. a 1.. .. . .n. ~m. ~. IV. lspmfir,Cl. '.x}lm3nx_g,Rtuiialrc,Flm'lvI: ') HI.D T88 2 l i l 8. GOALS (U ACTIONHOPES AND DREAMS. 9. Commit To _ Improving Your Process. Learning can cause anxiety.After all,until you get better,chances are you will make your share of mistakes.This can be particularly difficult to manage it your anxiety is rooted in a fear of poor performance. There is a way to help you adopt a learning lifestyle and manage your anxiety based on the potential for less than ideal results - focus on your process instead of your product. As with many outcomes,grades in school for example,your results are often a result of the process you used to get those results.Focus on improving your process and better results will follow. 10. Cunlgidzntleruuww iR_USI THEIRleanmllwlwaw"+l2.*, .il. iEli. I. El A6000 GRADE. 11. When we learn,new connections in the brain are created.in a sense,when we learn,we truly are not the same person.Therefore,an attitude towards learning that assumes we are born with a set of predetermined skills (called a fixed mindset) makes no sense. On the other hand,adopting a belief that with effort and determination you can learn anything is a growth mindset. The learning lifestyle is a commitment to growth,not fixed,mindsets.It is measuring satisfaction based on getting better,not necessarily being the best.With a growth mindset,progress,not perfection,is the standard. Ado tGrowth Mindset. 12. We live in,arguably,the mostI socially connected period in human history.Living a learning lifestyle embracesthe power of relationshipsI I and connections,not just to eI O n S I S get ahead,but to contribute on a greater scale to the betterment of society.A n d When working to build relationships and makeconnections,remember to be Ul UTEI Friendly,Reliable,Interactive,I 0 n n eI O n S Trustworthy,and Responsive. 13. The best learning environments aredriven by72eW5'5not rules. Every rule creates an infinitenumloer of exceptions to the rule. However,every relationship createsan infinite number oftpo. ssi_l: >ilities. 14. The currency of a connected society is generosity.The more generous you are,the more connected you become to those with whom you share.In addition,the greater the value of connections,the greater the value of sharing. A learning lifestyle is not about the accumulation of information.It is about sharing what you know in an effort to elevate the collective understanding. The foundation of knowledge creation is the sharing of information.Learn,create,share,and process feedback.However,useful feedback is not always easy to receive and give. Share WhatYou Know. 15. TakeAridGive Useful Feedback. Anyone can give an opinion.If the only question you want answered (or want to answer) is,"Do you like it? " then you are not interested in giving or receiving useful feedback. A leaming lifestyle is about growth and relationships.The feedback you give and receive is vital to the ability to evaluate growth and help others on their joumey. Therefore,useful feedback must address not only what was done well,but what can be better.In addition,knowing where to invest more time and energy is a great piece of lnforrnation you can get from good feedback. The next slide presents 4 essential questions for giving and receiving useful feedback. 16. Ii:- l . -;-- .. /"~( IE _ _i' . .l; ; ;. T)hk. .?ii:i.' V"- '3} -_*l vi- fr alt:f. W S .9. allQ >~s~W9+lli- . 4 ...~ - -bl:_ , , V Y| ..,4. ll 17. The learning lifestyle calls for you to seek out new challenges.Often,the most enjoyable challenges are based on interests.So,having a variety of interests is an important part of the learning lifestyle. Pursuing interests does not have to mean completely immersing yourself into a topic.It can be as simple as more deeply investigating an impulse interest.For example,I do not know anything about motorcylces,but in a flash of interest,I may spend an hour exploring more about the topic. of course,your interests may take on a greaterpart of your life.For me,when I am not working,I like to strum guitar,play video games with mykids,and do yoga with my wife. Think of something you would like to know more about.It doesn't matter why.Spend an hour learning more about that subject and see where your journey takes you.liiteres. 18. TEXT,TAG,TWEET,PIN 8: SHARE . YOUR NEW POWER wi-ru 1- . ... ...- 19. Pla Harxtl. Study Smart. The conventional wisdom is to play smart and study hard.This is evident by the lack of exploratory time given to children for play and the increased level of homework and standardized tests.The learning lifestyle takes a different approach for children of all ages. Instead,of play smart and study hard,the learning lifestyle calls for playing hard and studying smart. Play is essential to learning.It allows the brain to go into a more relaxed mode which has been shown to help new connections evolve.When it come to study time,try breaking your time into focused periods and breaks. The next slide provides a way to help you manage your study time. rut Sty Harders~" Py Smarter