What ironing underwear can teach you about learning

If you’re a regular ready you’ll know that I’ve recently moved to Africa.  My learning curve is wonderfully curly and curious. Take ironing underwear for instance.  I am fortunate enough to have house help.  My clothes are washed, dried and ironed for me.  Even my underwear.  Ironed. Back home, my ‘ironing’ would consist of hanging […]


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How you teach is how you do everything – part 1: How not to suck on fumes

‘How you teach is how you do everything’ is the title of a recent blog post written by Jen Louden and Michele Lisenbury Christensen.  I started to read it with skepticism as I don’t usually find a lot of great writing about what it really means to be a teacher – trainer – leaning and […]


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What is creativity? Making a radio out of a phone

The other day my 13 year old nonchalantly took my IPhone and placed it in the radio (see above).  What was he doing?  Using the radio to play the music off my IPhone. Simple? For him, yes. For me, no. I had banded my thinking, which is a creativity killer.  Banded thinking is placing constricting, […]


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