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Catching Butterflies…

As the the third week of The 5 Habits of Highly Creative Teachers takes off, I am cautiously optimistic. Why you might ask?  Let me explain.  What started as the seed … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books, Internet & Campfires = Revolution

In this last week’s Rhizomatic Learning quest “Is Books Making Us Stoopid?” trickster Dave Cormier conflates this question with Nicholas Carr’s “Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?” and got just what he was looking … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Down the Rabbit Hole

Years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Chogyam Trungpa speak in New York City.  At one point in his talk, he said “LEAP.”  I thought to myself, leap where? … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 27 Comments

Creating Order out of Chaos

It is my nature to want to create order out of chaos.  This week Rhizomatic Learning has been extremely chaotic, so I’m going to try and make some sense of … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 10 Comments

Moving Away from a Cut & Paste Culture

Just started Dave Cormier’s Rhizomataic Learning:  The Community is the Curriculum on the P2PU platform with 300 like minded individuals, many of whom I’ve met in the MOOCisphere in the … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

Tag You Are It – Blog Meme

Many thanks to Nancy White for tagging me in a blog meme –what a great way to reflect as 2013 comes to a close! Nancy was tagged on Ben Wilkoff’s … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

Light My Fire!

When I first met Jack Matson, back in April on Maui, I never realized that I would be embarking on such an amazing creative journey.  Six months later, I am … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Connection is about Creating Relationships

If you are still part of #CICMOOC, it is probably because you are part of a team that keeps you going. That is certainly true for me.  I am reminded … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 20 Comments

Standing At the Edge of the High Dive

The last time I can remember being at the edge of the High Dive was when I worked for a startup company that was hosting its first seminar (yes, seminar) … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Transforming the ‘R’ Word – Resistance Can Work For You

This week in Creativity, Innovation and Change, our project “Promoting Creativity in K-12 Education Through Professional Development” enters the Design Phase.  In addition to developing a Strategic Plan, we have spent … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 2 Comments
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