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Perpetual Transition

November 29, 2010

“Rule number one:  You find yourself coming back in new ways to old activities when you’re in transition.”   —  William Bridges From September, 2004 until May, 2010 I was a LOSTIE.  This means I was an avid fan of the TV series LOST.  Part of the show’s allure was the constant unknown, the ever […]

Knowing – Autonomous or Connected?

November 16, 2010

“After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot.” – Sarah Jessica Parker My good friend and god son has been infatuated with SJP for as long as I can remember.  Today I received this photo from him entitled “Just a Normal Monday Night for me.” […]

Transforming Rita

November 10, 2010

“Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.” Hans Hofmann Hans Hofmann was an abstract expressionist. According to the website,  he was “celebrated […]

Why am I Always on the Fence?

October 20, 2010

“Play more than one game at a time. This is a painless way to learn how to do many things at once.”            Marilyn vos Savant I have a converging/accommodating learning style (Kolb Learning Style Inventory), an appreticeship/developmental teaching style(Pratt and Collins Teaching Perspectives Inventory) and a extrovert, intuitive, feeling/thinking, perceiving […]

Conscientization, Meet Twitter

September 28, 2010

“I asked every student I met what the first day of the sitdowns had been like. The answer was always the same:  It was like a fever, everyone wanted to go.”  Michael Walzer in Dissent I recently read an article by Malcom Gladwell in The New Yorker.  The premise of the article was that social […]

Buddha vs. Gandhi

September 20, 2010

” If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”                                                             […]

As We Learn, So We Develop

September 10, 2010

Tonight’s class had me wondering about the distinction between adult learning and adult development.  Our discussion about behaviorist, cognitive, and humanist theories seemed to focus on development more than learning, on the purpose rather than the process.  If we talk about these theories as they relate to learning, then we consider how our tendency toward […]

Kicking the Tires

September 7, 2010

“Most societies use education to preserve the status quo rather than to bring about change or address inequities.” Merriam, Caffarella and Baumgartner,  Learning in Adulthood This concept has been the focus of many discussions around our office conference table.  While our work is meant to be a catalyst for the change process, we often find […]