When my kids were little and we visited our good friend Tricia and her kids, one of the first things they’d do was pull out the dress- up bag. Inside that bag were treasures galore. In a mere matter of minutes, one of the kids could be a pirate, while another was a dancer and yet … [Read more...] about Do you have a ‘Try Stuff’ box? Here’s how to get one
What the F?! Or rather, what the four F’s? You’ve got a workshop to deliver, a course to teach, a presentation to get through. Here’s some handy advice for how to shine bright. Find out what the four F's can do to your learning! F number 1 Find your focus. Instead … [Read more...] about What the (four) Fs?!
If you know me at all you know I am all about learning. Learning in diverse, inclusive, engaging, powerful ways. Learning to unlearn, relearn, and learn for the first time. We’re facing so many incredibly challenging social problems that we need new thinking to overcome. … [Read more...] about Oh the places you’ll … learn
Do you have fire-itis? Symptoms of fire-itis include: You’re beyond on fire, you have so many to-do lists you need lists for your lists You’re overwhelmed and/or exhausted You’re burning and brimming with ideas, inspiration, and you’ve got more projects on the go than the population of a … [Read more...] about The signs, symptoms of fire-itis and what to do about it
Remember that time when your mom or dad or caregiver stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? You know, that time they said ‘this is how far apart you stand in social conversation.’ Nope? No memory of that? Of course not. You implicitly learned how far apart to stand when talking to … [Read more...] about Remember when you stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? How culture influences teaching.
My brain screamed at me to not show shock or surprise. While my heart was busy jumping into my throat I focused on being as supportive as I possibly could. We were wayyy over time. I was facilitating a small group of youth at a leadership conference & one by one they shared extremely … [Read more...] about What trainers are missing & why it’s critical you have one (whether you teach or not)
It was 4am. A bunch of sleepy faces looked up at me from their seats. I swear I could feel crusty bits of sleep dust in my eyes though I’d vigorously washed my face to wake up. I was about to deliver a workshop to a group of factory workers. I had to knock it out of the park because the workshop … [Read more...] about How I reacted when a ‘problem student’ asked me how old I was