Which experience do you remember as standing our from your educational experience growing up? A teacher who … A) Enforces the rules. Yells. Singles you out. Uses tokens (grades, stars, praise) to achieve compliance. B) Demonstrates unconditional love & acceptance. Instills curiosity. Offers challenge. Sets high expectations. If you are a member of the neuro-diverse … Continue reading Unconditional Caring OR Command & Control (and sometimes, Cursing)? Classroom Leadership vs. Management
How do we move beyond the mundane, tradition and convention? How do we step outside of this learning model in what psychologists call single loop thinking? Do you remember the movie classic, “Groundhog Day” – a charming, funny snapshot of this type of “closed system” life? Bill Murray plays the indomitable, arrogant TV weatherman Phil Connors. … Continue reading Two Loops to Unite Them ALL! Different Thinking to Unite Diverse Learning
I was reading a blurb by one of my cohort last week. It included an infographic on introverts. We all have had our conscious raised over the past few years with the work of Susan Cain and others advocating and educating on behalf of the silent half of our society. As a introvert, I recognized … Continue reading TGFI – Thank God for the Introvert (and The Extrovert)!
Over the past few weeks, I have facilitated an online forum with current / future educators on this topic of “learning from mistakes”. It was a good experience and covered a valuable topic from both educators and learners perspectives. Here are a few insights I took away and reflections on the conversations. 1. Mistakes Require … Continue reading Learning From Misktakes, er … Mistakes
An Introduction Welcome to my blog, a place where readers will have an opportunity to learn a little bit about a different kind of learner. Me. My hope is to share what I am learning in both formal and informal education and in the process encourage you to share your different learning too. Let me … Continue reading Education In The Wild … A Different Kind of Lifelong Learning