Seeds of Learning
The art of farming and teaching are very similar. Each is consumed
with ideas of germination and growth - farmers as it relates to plants
and harvest, teachers as it relates to ideas and learning.
Farmers know that they have no power to germinate
seeds or to speed up the natural order of things.They work tirelessly to
try to create the proper environment where things have the best
opportunity to flourish.Teachers are also tillers of soil and planters
of seeds. Our soil is the minds and hearts of our learners.Our seeds are
ideas, thoughts, and knowledge.Our seeds are every bit as fragile as
Like the farmer we cannot force our seed to take
root and prosper. We can, however, increase our success rate by creating
the environment most conducive to support the self-determined growth
and development of the seeds we sow.
Shipley Communication offers training that prepares
the mind. Studies have shown that only 25 percent of work-place behavior
is changed through typical training. However, if the soil is prepared
beforehand, the success rate drastically increases. We have found that
nearly 60-75 percent of employee’s change work-place behavior through
Our success in the work of cultivating minds
requires that we know the principles necessary to unblock the soil of
our trade. Many teachers fail to thrive in their jobs because they don’t
realize the only thing they can really control in their classroom is
the environment. For some reason they have come to falsely believe they
have the ability to make people learn.
All living things depend on the earth. Every spring
it brings forth new life to sustain us physically. For each seed there
is a specific season and set of optimal growing conditions. The law of
the harvest determines much in terms of actual yield. It is the same in
education and human development.
In our own personal lives, much is initially set in terms of where and how
we are planted - how rich our soil is and who is there to help the cultivation.
We often overcome the detriments of planting if we have the ability to
change our soil or if we are lucky enough to find a dedicated mentor who
knows how to help us yield all that is in us.
Shipley Communication will help your employees retain information,
change behavior, and be more effective communicators through our
proven track record of corporate and government training programs.
Contact us today at 801-971-6045 and see how we can help your business today!