used to engage three or more people. Social learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. What’s new is how powerfully they work together. That work for you? If this helps you, you might want to add this slide to your presentations when you want to explain social learning to others. Learn with them, after all... [read more].
baby wasn’t obvious the last time I published because my last two books came out a few months before my son. The similarities are that a book grows with you, fills you, leaves you feeling nauseated at times, and makes you very thankful for your partner and supporting team. The difference is that at the end of pregnancy you... [read more]
have someone else evaluate us on what they believed we should know. Magnify that by 2,500, the average number of quizzes students face before they are 18 years old, another 100 or so tests in college. After all that, it might seem surprising that I’d even consider writing about the topic here. Eek! Testing has my attention right now... [read more]
event changed all of our lives forever. He died of a rare heart disease no one knew he had before. That fall, my 4th-grade teacher, sensing my impatience with schoolwork, suggested that I learn to think like a teacher instead of a student. Before she taught each lesson, she showed me the techniques and strategies she would use with... [read more]
[uncentralized] systems, how will anything get done? How will we get everybody in on the act and still get some action? We will do it, I think, by minimizing, and clearly defining, what everybody must agree on—common norms and standards—and in all other matters maximizing each participant’s opportunity and incentive to use his or her common sense, imagination, and persuasive... [read more]
massage, my flextime, my work-at-home time, my Facebook page, my birthday as a holiday, or the days I could bring my daughter, my son or my dog to work. Truth be told, I was a liability. It feels so much better to finally come out of the old mailroom. Here’s the story. I worked my way through college, not... [read more]
it was time to consider what was next. The opportunity to work with Laura Fitton at Pistachio Consulting this past year has been a pure joy yet as oneforty consumed her time, I craved a vibrant community to spark new thinking and up my game. Over the last month, Charlene, Ray, Jeremiah, Deb, Lora, Michael and Alan have asked... [read more]