Sunday, May 15, 2011

the cluetrain manifesto - signatories

the cluetrain manifesto - signatories: "s have not yet reached critical mass, so as tiresome as it is, we need to stay connected to the fearful mainstream -- at least by a thread. Be gentle with your education.'"

The decline effect and the scientific method : The New Yorker

The decline effect and the scientific method : The New Yorker: "I"

I love the term "cosmic habituation."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

From Marvin Marshall's Promoting Responsibility Newsletter

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
--Maya Angelou

This understanding is critical for becoming more effective
in influencing others.

NOTE: If you understand "choice-response-thinking"
(one of the foundations of the discipline and learning
approach), you would immediately interpret Maya's
term "made" into "prompt"--as in "PROMPTED then to feel."

What we see, hear, taste, smell, or touch PROMPTS our
feelings; no one else "MAKES" or "CAUSES" how you feel.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ARC Principles for Designing Great Learning Experiences

Love this description for designing instruction.

A for Aspiration -- Encouraging them to stretch to do their best.

R for Relevance --  "Empower students to co-create their own learning experience" by researching and relating their quest for knowledge to their own life and current needs and situation.

Clarity - Clear feedback and direction, so learners can quickly progress along their learning journey.