“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

37This week I upgraded my copy of Windows to the latest version, which meant I’ve spent most of the week reminding my computer that yes, I want to trust this program, and no I don’t want to use that program.

There’s been a lot of running around the internet looking up articles on how to access some of my favorite functions in this new set-up. There’s definitely been a bit of a learning curve, but I know if I keep at it, it’ll pay off in the end.

Learning a new way of doing things usually means a few bumps in the road, but with time and practice, eventually these things become second nature.

But this wasn’t the only learning I’ve done this week. I’ve also read travel articles about places where I’ve never been, cooking articles about foods I’ve never cooked, and watched a video of an artist drawing and showing how they create their art. I even read up on a bit of tax law, which while not my favorite topic, is a useful piece of knowledge to have.

It’s often said that we should learn something new every day, and when we learn from an early age to love learning, we naturally seek out these opportunities to grow, sometimes without even realizing that we are doing it.

At The Leaven, we’re working everyday with our students to inspire a lifelong habit of learning. We’ve learned from experience that taking a balanced approach to learning helps kids succeed well into the future. When learning is fun, it becomes something that they will want to do for years to come.

By creating a culture of learning and inspiring curiosity, we can help children embrace a life full of learning, opening their paths to new opportunities as they grow older — and it’s just one more way we’re helping kids and communities rise.

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