One of the many goals of educators is to become a lifelong learner and continuously improve our learning, unlearning, and relearning. According to Lainie Rowell’s article, “3 Keys to Evolving as a Lifelong Learner”, educators must adapt in this ever evolving world by also focusing on how to learn instead of just what to learn. Constantly learning new things is great, but if that is where the majority of educators are focusing on then they won’t be able to go above and beyond in their lifelong learning.
Understanding that continuous improvements, such as unlearning and relearning, will help reframe mindsets and improve all around learning. Embracing the fact that there is always a need to improve learning, not because educators don’t know enough, but because adapting new methods will lead new possibilities. These opportunities will grant the ability to improve lifelong learning. Asking questions is one of the most sure-fire ways to learn, unlearn, and relearn especially now with the world’s information right at our disposal anytime and anywhere. However, with all of this information at our fingertips one must be aware that not everything is true and validating that information is a challenge on it own. Being able to confidently say “I don’t know” is huge step in improving lifelong learning because that shows willingness and humility to learn, unlearn, and relearn.