Lifelong Learning

Learning Innovation Marker Series: Edition 2

The LIM Newsletter Series

This newsletter lays out a vision for each innovative learning marker and provides sample resources that can be used to further instructional practices in relation to the marker's goal. Click here to view all 6 Learning innovation markers with vision statements and indicators.

LIM Series Archives

Edition 1: Expansion-Deepen and Extend

How does a learner pursue lifelong learning?

A lifelong learner seeks to avoid complacency in life by taking risks in practical ways in the pursuit of known, and new, benefits in a self-directed manner. Curiosity drives the lifelong learner to ask meaningful questions, learn from setbacks, and improve upon previous experiences/work. He or she knows how to employ various strategies and tools to inspire, motivate, and regulate the pursuit of their own, and others’, interests and discoveries.


  • Takes risks to grow and develop
  • Pursues answers to meaningful questions
  • Learns from mistakes
  • Improves upon previous experiences/work
  • Develops interests and passions
  • Regulates their own development in a self-directed manner
  • Inspires and motivates themselves and others to discover and create

--drafted by the HS Tech Liaison Committee

How To Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential

This RSA Animate video visually presents one of Carol Dweck’s lectures about how to help every child to reach their potential. During the 9-minute presentation, Dweck concisely summarize several studies focusing on early adolescents. She explores how grades directly correlate with student attitudes towards learning. After the study's summary, she explores some general rules dealing with growth and fixed mindsets and how various types of praise from adults can reinforce student attitudes. Click here for more growth mindset instructional resources.

RSA ANIMATE: How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential

Bubble Catching

During 2014 Learning2 conference at NIST, Sam Sherratt presents a very compelling case for the cheapest one-to-one program with the most habit forming potential. In just under 5 minutes, learn about catching your bubbles and ways to help your students develop this most useful habit. Start integrating this approach more strategically into tomorrow’s class and begin transforming students ability to use and extend ideas as they think of them.
Sam Sherratt

Google Educator Certifications

If you’ve gotten down to this section and read through the preceding newsletter blurbs, then you might have noticed that there is not one mention of technology or tech integration. Well, I’ might be remissed if I didn’t promote at least one thing technology related, I guess. When talking and thinking about lifelong learning, habits, and setting goals , why not think about pursuing some personal professional development by obtaining a certification, or two? Click here to view Eric Curts’ thorough slideshow detailing how to become a Google Certified Educator. Make a goal to expand your toolbox and earn a reward/certificate for doing so.

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