There are different kinds of teaching and as many kinds of learning. The schools these good days are using instructional diversity to approach students in the fashion that is easiest for them to lean. Most of the things I have learned over the years were self-taught. I learn easiest from printed material and experimentation. Handing some people a book does nothing for them. It is a good thing that the schools have added hands-on and mentor instructions too.
I am fairly good at learning. There isn’t too much that I have attempted to learn that did not come to me soon enough. One thing that came to mind was parallel parking. When I was younger and just learning to drive, parallel parking was the one technique that took more attention then I wanted to give. I didn’t give up; I couldn’t as it was required for passing the Driver’s Training class.
The last and lasting attempt to learn something that did not and still doesn’t come easily to me is American-English spelling and grammar. I’m a logical soul; things have to make sense in some fashion for me to learn and excel. With such diversity in the American language, spelling is never easy. The oddest point to my spelling crisis is that I can spell long, complex words; the simple, rarely used terms are the ones that trip me up. ‘Altitude’ gets a second ‘a’ rather than the ‘i’ it needs. I don’t use this word often enough, so I rely on spell checker to remind me of the ‘a to i’ thing. Words like believe, receive, and conceive trip me up. I usually spell them correctly; however, I second guess where that ‘i’ should land, then the words starts looking wrong. I may never learn to spell every word I need, but as long as I have my spell checker and my dictionary, I will do fine.
Grammar? I posted something on that a time ago. To Err is Human