This week one student, JoAnne, had a breakthrough moment. When her Personal Computing for Beginners class had just learned about Cut, Copy, and Paste and students started practicing, JoAnne had a hard time. She asked for help but said was sure she wouldn’t be able to do it. She did fine copying and pasting when she was walked through it step-by-step. But when she went to do it on her own, again she was convinced she wouldn’t be able to do it. She took the first step nervously, highlighting text with her mouse, and using a written guide. Then she simply said the steps as she took them one at a time…Then Success!
For a beginning computer student, copying and pasting can be a scary skill to learn. By trying even when she wasn’t sure of herself, JoAnne surprised herself. With practice, time and encouragement, she will surely continue expanding her knowledge and skills. – Griffin, Volunteer Instructor