Joe Compton, MA University of Phoenix,  Wichita, KS Perspective:  The Compost of Genius
Perspective: <ul><li>The status of your viewpoints or beliefs as they relate to the viewpoints and beliefs of others.  Can...
Compost: <ul><li>A composition of decaying organic substances which, through time and temperature, provides nutrient-rich ...
Genius: <ul><li>Extraordinary intellect or creative power which influences for good or ill the conduct, character, or dest...
Perfect Perspective <ul><li>Value added Exercise… </li></ul><ul><li>Today, for a moment, you can be “perfect!” </li></ul>
Perspective Exercise (#1) <ul><li>Using the spot to your right, draw three straight lines to complete a perfect perspectiv...
<ul><li>Using the spot to your right, use three straight lines to draw a perfect perspective of a cube. </li></ul>Perspect...
<ul><li>Using the spot to your right, use three straight lines to draw a perfect perspective of a cube. </li></ul>Perspect...
<ul><li>This “perspective” could be imagined from either inside looking up, or outside looking down at a corner. </li></ul...
<ul><li>In much the same way, this “perspective”  shows much of a wall from either inside or outside of a cube. </li></ul>...
Perspectives as Compost <ul><li>Much like the decaying rubbish of compost, perspectives can be flawed, coming from an erra...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the ...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the ...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the ...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the ...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the ...
Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Using a straight edge (business card), connect the distinct edges and corners to the spo...
Gain More Perspective: <ul><li>Connect the seemingly unrelated </li></ul><ul><li>Radical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Enthus...
Genius to Pursue <ul><li>Gaining perspective in these areas will increase your ability to influence others for good: </li>...
Contemplate your “Purpose!” <ul><li>Do you have a Personal Mission Statement?  A position from which your perspective orig...
Relationship Perspectives <ul><li>How do others view the way you treat them? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you view the way oth...
Changed Perspective... <ul><li>When is anxiety highest amongst your students? </li></ul><ul><li>When in your life did you ...
Perspectives on Dreams and Imagination <ul><li>Unlock the potential of your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Record your dreams </...
Plan your “Legacy!” <ul><li>What will you do with your “dash?” </li></ul>SARAH BELLUM 1908  -  2008 R. I. P.
Additional Perspectives?
References <ul><li>Gelb, M. J. (1998)  How to think like Leonardo da Vinci . New York: Random House, Inc. </li></ul><ul><l...
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  • Can you identify the subject of this photo? What you are looking at is the Eiffel Tower.
  • If I was to ask everyone in this room, “Can you draw a perfect square?” How many of you think you could draw a perfect square? …none of you. So if I were to ask you to draw a perfect “cube,” which has 6 time as many squares, would it be at least 6 times as unlikely that you could draw a perfect cube? Well, I have the distinct pleasure of helping you do something “perfectly” today. Join me as I guide you in drawing a perfect perspective of a cube.
  • (Pass out handouts with perspective exercises 1 &amp; 2. Recommend passing out business cards also—to be used as a straight edge. Participants may also use business cards or other cards from their wallets or purses.)
  • At best, others people’s perspectives may be simply different. At worst, they might be invalid or inaccurate. However, gaining these perspectives helps us expand our understanding of the subject and how other people view the same “thing” or ideas as us. Effective negotiators do their best to understand the perspectives of the opposition. Mediators help to facilitate this understanding by opposing parties left intellectually blind by conflict.
  • At any point in this exercise that my directions are unclear, please ask questions.
  • How many
  • Perspective makes us smarter…but not just smarter. Perspective gives us intellectual gravity—the weight to add knowledge and understanding that those with limited perspective just don’t possess. Perspective does not exclude focus. For example, rather than focusing on the bull&apos;s-eye of a target, perspective enables a rifleman to look at a target from many angles, determine from where, how and when to shoot, and to consider additional alternatives and consequences. In our personal and professional lives, gaining the perspective others makes us better informed and helps us understand more comprehensively the topics in our lives.
  • Creatively change perspective through relationships with people, objects, time and events. For example, identifying with your students through play helps them relax and feel connected. Using Play-doh, with its ever-evident, nostalgic aroma takes students back immediately to a time and place where life was simpler and more secure. If you have high anxiety with new students, tests or conflict in the classroom, use Play-doh as a remedy that will immediately bring down that anxiety. What else might be used in a similar manner? Crayola crayons!!!
  • Carl Jung said that dreams helps us correct imbalances in our psyches.
  • Consider everyday what kind of legacy you will leave behind for your family, friends, and professional associates. Does you life matter? Are you making the world a little better place each day? How will you remembered?
  • Perspective: The Compost Of Genius 2011

    1. 1. Joe Compton, MA University of Phoenix, Wichita, KS Perspective: The Compost of Genius
    2. 2. Perspective: <ul><li>The status of your viewpoints or beliefs as they relate to the viewpoints and beliefs of others. Can you identify the subject of this photo? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Compost: <ul><li>A composition of decaying organic substances which, through time and temperature, provides nutrient-rich soil for new growth. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Genius: <ul><li>Extraordinary intellect or creative power which influences for good or ill the conduct, character, or destiny of a person, place, or thing. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Perfect Perspective <ul><li>Value added Exercise… </li></ul><ul><li>Today, for a moment, you can be “perfect!” </li></ul>
    6. 6. Perspective Exercise (#1) <ul><li>Using the spot to your right, draw three straight lines to complete a perfect perspective of a cube. </li></ul>.
    7. 7. <ul><li>Using the spot to your right, use three straight lines to draw a perfect perspective of a cube. </li></ul>Perspective Exercise (#1) .
    8. 8. <ul><li>Using the spot to your right, use three straight lines to draw a perfect perspective of a cube. </li></ul>Perspective Exercise (#1) .
    9. 9. <ul><li>This “perspective” could be imagined from either inside looking up, or outside looking down at a corner. </li></ul>Perspective (#1) Exercise (#1) .
    10. 10. <ul><li>In much the same way, this “perspective” shows much of a wall from either inside or outside of a cube. </li></ul>Perspective (#2) Exercise (#1) .
    11. 11. Perspectives as Compost <ul><li>Much like the decaying rubbish of compost, perspectives can be flawed, coming from an errant angle, or: </li></ul><ul><li>Distorted </li></ul><ul><li>Vague or Unfocused </li></ul><ul><li>Obsolete or Redundant </li></ul><ul><li>Too close or too far </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulated </li></ul>
    12. 12. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the line and place a dot. </li></ul>-----------------
    13. 13. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the line and place a dot. </li></ul>-----------------
    14. 14. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the line and place a dot. </li></ul>-----------------
    15. 15. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the line and place a dot. </li></ul>-----------------
    16. 16. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Draw a square, circle and triangle above or below the line, then choose one spot on the line and place a dot. </li></ul>----------------- .
    17. 17. Perspective Exercise (#2) <ul><li>Using a straight edge (business card), connect the distinct edges and corners to the spot on the line. </li></ul>----------------- .
    18. 18. Gain More Perspective: <ul><li>Connect the seemingly unrelated </li></ul><ul><li>Radical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Aspire to do something differently </li></ul><ul><li>Tryst with one’s soul – know and understand self </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration – gain from outside, develop within </li></ul><ul><li>Variety – Divergent thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Inward looking activities; No boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Toy with weird and traditional ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Yin and Yang: Remain aware of good and bad influences in your life…choose the good </li></ul>
    19. 19. Genius to Pursue <ul><li>Gaining perspective in these areas will increase your ability to influence others for good: </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Creative and Critical Thought </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams and Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy </li></ul>
    20. 20. Contemplate your “Purpose!” <ul><li>Do you have a Personal Mission Statement? A position from which your perspective originates. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a set of Personal Core Values? A list of values by which your perspective is validated. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Relationship Perspectives <ul><li>How do others view the way you treat them? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you view the way others treat you? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications from the differing views in these areas? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use your expanded perspective to improve the lives of your friends, family, and yourself? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Changed Perspective... <ul><li>When is anxiety highest amongst your students? </li></ul><ul><li>When in your life did you feel most secure in school? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Perspectives on Dreams and Imagination <ul><li>Unlock the potential of your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Record your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine!!! (To imagine is to dream with intention.) </li></ul>
    24. 24. Plan your “Legacy!” <ul><li>What will you do with your “dash?” </li></ul>SARAH BELLUM 1908 - 2008 R. I. P.
    25. 25. Additional Perspectives?
    26. 26. References <ul><li>Gelb, M. J. (1998) How to think like Leonardo da Vinci . New York: Random House, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Palaniappan, N, (2008, April) Creativity’s role in life. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/creative_chaos/2678402989/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://redvest.typepad.com/photos/all_images/eiffel_tower_internal.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsam/342494869/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adeptis.ru/vinci/leonardo_da_vinci.jpg </li></ul>

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