We’re thinking this is a worthwhile venture. Sharing it at the Reform Symposium – rscon3
Yaacov Hecht has a great visual and explanation of how we define it in school. …many of us are so conditioned, inclined, intoxicated if you will, to believing there is a normal. In good intention, we seek what’s best for our students, our children, for us, …yet, we fear the risk of that perceived ______________ Because what we currently mean in ed when we refer to being normal, really takes into consideration a very small percentage of people.
What wakes kids up? What would wake the community up? John Dewey, How We Think What a boost to global net happiness it would be if we could positively activate the minds and bodies of hundreds of millions of people by offering them better hard work. -Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken People’s propensity is not toward laziness. People crave hard work. Legit - hard work.
Imagining a non-standard, non-compulsory, non-linear, ongoing web of learning, of being/becoming you.
Meshing detox & the be you web for those who might have lost their propensity for curiosity. A visual after reading Brown’s A New Culture of learning..
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to videos charter over the next year. This is a rough sketch of the school buildings in our town, the colored ones part of our vision...
*commons acespace city offices day shelter rec center library music store/ studio graphic design artspace book store comm college cafe theatre downtown dance studio magazine company sculptor studio artlab paper city bldg restaurante museum *commonsplural ofcom·mons(Noun) land or resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community. coffee shop
A glance of doing a notice search , for those interested in the art of noticing.. You could take one kid and one topic, look at him going through all stages or one cycle. ie Cristian and soccer. And see if he got anything besides soccer out of doing soccer. Lucy… And see what she how she experienced detox. via
Our plans this year include a detox room (booth), one chair, one camera, as much time as you need/want. Prompts will be given to find out: different ways people are experiencing detox. Response could be nothing. It could be, I noticed a fly on the wall. It could go on for an hour. Over the course of time.. we imagine splicing together a time warp to see if we notice anything interesting, see if we notice any type of change, … see what experiences detox provides. Space time worms from Deb Roy’s TED.
We will also have a local uni masters student coming in twice a week with a cam helmet. He’s a writer.. so he’ll write, video log, etc… how people are experiencing detox as well. Spaces that already organize documentation for us… ones that are already populated and easy to use. Looking at 3d detox documentation through youtube. Guiding principle… is it useful? ie: wikipedia Others are talking about creating booths, docs, whatever, to affect the research, towards eradicating standardized testing, curriculum, seat time, carnegie unit, …. better funding.
A program that came out of a project at the Austin Center for Design (AC4D) Then we met up with Alex of .. So we’re connecting some of our resident programming experts to work with Alex and Ruby and HourSchool in developing more efficient ways to match people up, in their town, face to face.. to learn/share their passion.
4-39: mindset - the skinny 40-79: redefining success: school as a business … community as a school 43-49: the dandelion effect 50-53: is respect for every voice a part of your soul 54-63: we don’t need more resources, we just need to be more resourceful : on health & wealth 64-72: Joi Ito as an exemplar – nothing is for everyone 73-79: declaration of interdependence - as glue 80-89: findings in failings : history (deliberately not teaching, homeless analogy) : detox (process/what, unpacking/why, doing/how) 90-95: vision/floorplan 96-97: connected adjacency 98: suggested book reads 99: faq 100-111: mindset as story just out: awakening indispensable people via videos warning – poor quality – ieslidedeck with voice working on ebooks, above plus:
how to be a mentor (alongside);
Like the skinny, which is what we just went through, redefining success questions perceptions in life. The dandelion effect contrasts blowing away, which can happen if we’re all doing our own thing, and that of building up. Respect and resources are about being green. Joi & wikipediaquestions expertise. Interdependence is the ftof mentor. Failings is what we’ve learned over the last 2-3 years. Detox & floorplan show what we’re experimenting with. The awakening videos are poor quality, but are the shortest version of the narrative.
via The Lab in Loveland, CO because of the space, permission and trust given to us by Thompson School District SPACE to experiment on the edge.Connected adjacency with the district. To the Cooperative Catalyst.. for ongoing support & encouragement. To DMLcentral, for helping us connect dots to make change happen. What you could do today. the lab: labconnections.blogspot.com facebook: TSD Innovation Lab @monk51295 @jimfolk