We are an amorphous group of educators who have joined together – a tribe really – to learn from a diverse group of gifted, interesting and sometimes provocative learned people in the world. We’ve learned from the likes of Edgar Schein, Peter Block, Richard Sheridan, Stan Slap, and poet David Whyte, provocative educators David Berliner, Gene Glass, and Yong Zhao, linguist George Layoff, researchers and professors Carol Dweck, Andy Hargreaves, Art Costa Bena Kallick, Jon Saphier, Yong Zhao, and Tony Wagner.
We are about learning – exploring ideas to understand more deeply the institutions of education. We are also intrigued by the processes individuals experience while learning. Our blog is about current issues around learning. We offer reviews of books we’re reading. And we focus on “New Rules”, changes in attitude and behavior we educators must exhibit to survive in our world of surprising changes.
Teachers Matter Magazine published my article on Dogs and Cats. It is a metaphor I heard Michael Grinder use in the 90s. Kids are not animals but the attributes fit. Most of us were taught to teach dog-like behavior. The cat-like behavior is increasing at a high rate. Start learning […]
I keep hearing from friends who are parents, friends who are teachers, and people who are bored. I am on the board of directors for Stevie Rays Improv Group. Yes, I have taken several sets of classes to get better at presentation skills. I encouraged Steve to offer improv classes, […]
Mugged by 360o Feedback Frank Wagner, PhD Have you ever been assailed by a gang on the street? Feedback from all sides, in the form of 360o feedback, can feel akin to such a confrontation. Surrounded on the street, the more vocal assailants seem downright combative. Other gang members appear […]