My Kenyan deep dive into delight- part 3 of 3 Learning Kenyan style

I wholeheartedly identify with the little goldfish above.  It was time for adventure, for embracing something bigger.  So what did I do? I moved to Kenya naturally, to continue and expand on my training and development work.  This is the third in series of posts, with four more things I’ve been learning since I touched […]

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Through the learning / looking glass – 7 things my reading glasses have taught me about learning

Reading glasses are a relatively new acquisition for me.  They’re never far from my side these days.  In fact I’m wearing them as I type this (that’s me above). Given my focus on learning,  I figure my specs have taught me a few things about learning: Lesson number 1: don’t reinvent the wheel (or frame), […]

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Witness the demise of prejudice

 

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What’s making that noise? Learning in a heartbeat

I was teaching a Workshops that Work workshop a while back, where I was training subject matter experts how to teach. It’s one of my favourite workshops because you just never know what kind of subject matter experts are going to show up and I always end up learning a little about a wide variety […]

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Are you all hat & no cattle? asks John Rich

Ok.  I freely (somewhat abashedly) admit.  I’m a reality show junkie.  During the recent run of Celebrity Apprentice county singer and contestant John Rich (who knew they made country singers so dang cute?) was overheard saying … Are you all hat and no cattle? Love it. When it comes to training & development how’s your […]

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Learning can be stressful – throwing learning to the dogs

If stress can cause this kind of physical response in dogs imagine what a nervous learner can be suffering! Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially […]

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How you teach is how you do everything – part 7: an end to learning

‘How you teach is how you do everything’ is the title of a recent blog post written by Jen Louden and Michele Lisenbury Christensen, the queens of TeachNow. The essence of the post is an 8 point outline of what it does and doesn’t mean to teach with heart and soul. I liked their post […]

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What kind of learning can happen in a library with no books? Turns out a lot

I love learning. Soaking up learning from the wide variety of  books I read and taking the odd continuing education course from time to time (right now I’m taking a mixed media course) are my idea of bliss.  Forget Calgon, I don’t need no bubbles to carry me off to faraway places and new ways […]

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“We are born with the capacity to hear, we must learn to listen” Miha Pogacnik

His arm flew, directing the bow in a wild and frenetic dance with the strings, while his chin hung onto the base of the violin for dear life.  His hair looked like a bowl of fine spaghetti flying off in one direction, only to be pulled back in another with the rhythmic sway of his […]

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Musty learning made new, Amsterdam style

I remember whiling away long, hot summer days as a child curled up in a corner of my local library.  Feet tucked under me, I’d fold myself into a corner, head buried in a story.  The musty smell of  books and the dull, gray walls would be replaced by whatever adventure my mind had taken […]

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