Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Sound of Learning

Silence, that is often the sound of learning. Reading is learning that takes place and can be done silently. Is reading really silent?? We read the way we speak, that is in sounds. They may not be audible, but our minds are still assimilating those sounds to our reading technique. Reading is the mode of learning for both children and adults alike. Reading is not always silent as readalouds and verbal outloud reading is so crucial to the fundamental elements of reading. However, after adolescence the normal mode of reading comes through the reading to ones self. In this scenario silence is a beatiful sound. If reading is learning, then silence is a product of that learning when accompanied with reading. Learning is to be as our teachers tell us "a lifelong process" and if we are to believe our teachers, and reading truly is learning, then the only logical outcome is that we are to become lifelong readers as well. To become this lifelong reader takes time, patience, practice, and silence. It's often hard to obtain silence in our 21st century world of constant input from music, television, cars, elevator music, all of which we consider to be white noise. Some even may say that silence is annoying and awkward. I say that the Sound of Learning is Silence. So sit down, slow down, and embrace silence as you listen to melodic sound of Learning!

                                                                                     LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF LEARNING

"True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment."
Willam Penn

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