Monday, January 12, 2015

Learning Hack of the Day: Bird by Bird

Learning chores might seem overwhelming. If you are a high school or college student you may have to learn a foreign language, advanced math, computer programing and French literature. All in the next twelve months. In her book “Bird by Bird,” Anne Lamott wrote about the time her brother Buddy had to write a school paper on birds. He consulted dozens of books and read about robins, eagles, sparrows and cardinals. When it came time to write his paper, he sat at the table surrounded by all the books. He didn't known where to start. His dad patted him on the back and said, “One bird at a time, Buddy. One bird at a time.” This is the way we learn. One lesson at a time. One fact at a time, one bird at a time.

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