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On homeschooling, integration and Dutch

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It have changed everything, even professional choices. And, of course, hanging out with homeschoolers helped my Dutch at lot. 

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Educational innovation: schools vs homeschooling?

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It’s a pity that with the current educational climate there is often either/or situation where both sides do not want to do much with each other.

Family bias and what to do about it when homeschooling

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There is often a theme that goes throughout learning activities of very different kind. So, what do we do about it? Outsource. No tags for this post.

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Sitting on a fence: should I make another blog?

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Also, there is an audience change. I think I’m ready to get back to blogging regularly, but I am caught in a logistical issue: should I continue blogging here or move to another blog (have.nl domain and basic WP installed for a while now). These are where it would help to have a history and a connection.

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Shrunken communication in distributed teams (the egg of communication :)

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Tags: Changing workplace Digital traces Agile distributed teams informal communication

Distributed Agile: communication and common ground

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Tags: Being social Changing workplace Agile distributed teams informal communication

PhD cover art

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I am glad to see that people like the cover of my PhD dissertation and ask questions about it. Here is the story…. She agreed. Related posts.

Wat is het doel van onderwijs? and networked learning

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Changing workplace Learning Dutch educational system networked learning NL

Performance improvement mindset and taking it for granted

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Learning Changing workplace networked learningReading Charles Jennings discussing relationships between learning and work (see also Jane Hart ) reminded me of a discussion with a friend where I tried to explain my approach to education articulating relationships between learning and work cultural practice in a similar way.

From 2015 to 2016

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And then inwards, family-oriented change of the year. Those three days were a lot of fun. Improv, playing on stage and on the floor, making fire, old and new songs, Rijksmuseum, skating, walking, laughing, cooking, sharing thoughts and food with friends, big and small. In a sense that summarises 2015 for me. Unschooling. Community! Travel.

It comes back

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A few days ago we talked about polar night and day, and watched videos on relationships between changing seasons, length of the day and position of the Earth in relation to the Sun. Today Anna played with animation software on iPad and came up with a little winter movie. Always nice to see how it comes back :).

Accelerated leadership trajectories in communities of practice

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This is something that have been in the blogging pipeline for a while, but thanks to the conversations with John Smith I actually finished it :).

One game with three kids

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Next to being a player, he is also ‘the bank’ – he has to do calculations to check everyone’s investments and to give change when buying. Playing a 6+ board game with 8, 5 and 3 years old kids is a patience-testing endeavour. This is what I wrote on Facebook. Alexander likes the idea of making money.

My dissertation online and in print

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As other social media weblogs hold the promise to change the way in which work is done. The printed version of my dissertation arrived today.

Year of confidence

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All things changed – my identity, circle of people for regular contact and network overall, daily rhythm and responsibilities, planning horizons and finances, even the language used for most of my contacts outside of the family went from English to Dutch.  And lots of that came with insecurities and lack of confidence.

Leadership is pretty much like respectful parenting

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Tags: Changing workplace life

Not bloging, identities and Happy New Year :)

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Change Me Meta-blogging Uncategorized life blog writing change identityTags: blog writing , change , identity. So here I am :).

What a coffee corner provides, how to call it and a research agenda

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Tags: Changing workplace Chapter 7.

Distributed Agile: the black box of co-located team

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Responding to change over following a plan. But all that shouldn’t prevent me from writing about it, isn’t it? More to come

In lieu of presents: Yozhik project

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She got through it, but the experience changed everyone in the family. So, I will be collecting donations for Yozhik project. Related posts.

Being there together via presence and activity traces

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Tags: Being social Changing workplace Digital traces informal communication life between buildings PAT space

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In Full Flow: my PhD and more stories about passion at work

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Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers

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So, for those who do not want to wait that long I have conclusions of my PhD research in two versions. Ideas. Conversations. Relations. Tasks. Context.

Bringing your network into your organisation

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Tags: Changing workplace Digital traces knowledge networker networking

Why sharing a team room might be not so good

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Strong reliance on sharing a space usually means that there are not many backup information flows (to revisit from a distance or later) and that communication practices are not well articulated (so it’s difficult to change them or “move&# to another – digital – format if the need arises).

What makes a company…

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Tags: Change leadership

Safe-fail probes and diffusion of innovations

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Ada Lovelace Day: lessons learnt from my mother

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Blogging to grow ideas: weblog research ethics

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While working on this example I get a better idea what has do be changed in the ethics section and write on Twitter: “ wanted to use a section from the Methodology chapter to illustrate something else. This piece is from my dissertation. as an annotated view into the ethical issues I struggled with in my dissertation. Spring 2004.

On passion, imperfections, confessional writing and fears (re: dissertation goes to a printer)

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Finishing it to be evaluated by the PhD committee was tough, but it did not feel definite, since I knew I could change a few minor things. I did not realise then that sending it to a printer is much scarier as it is definite: it will go public in that form. [This has been in drafts for a while, so don't be surprised with the date :)].

Blog networking study: establishing and maintaining relations via blogging

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While the study results do not provide data on changes in the frequency of interactions between bloggers when their relationships strengthen, they do indicate that those with stronger connections interact on multiple occasions, use different channels and communicate about personal issues as well as professional ones. Online. Euan ). 1973).

What pragmatists might want to know about blogging

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Here I outline the characteristics of weblogs that make them useful for one’s work and the changes in working practices that blogging might require. There is also a piece on facilitating weblog adoption, probably tomorrow]. Wondering how far it makes sense: would you show it to a colleague thinking about starting blogging? Having fun.

Reusable water bottle as a conference give-away

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changed into reusing plastic bottles after I’ve got BuiltNY neoprene bottle case that snaps to my backpack. I did reuse plastic bottles before, but would usually forget to bring one along for day trips and had to buy a new one. think it would be nice to use reusable water bottles next year and a few watercoolers for refilling them.

Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

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This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. and results?

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Five Large Systems Change Trends

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Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes.

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Change Experts’ Change Challenge

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What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues?  Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change

From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

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Global change systems are evolving all around us. 

Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

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When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

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This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Meaningful employee participation is important during change.

How to Help Managers Lead Change

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We’re undergoing significant change and I can’t be everywhere. What can I do to help my managers lead change? Always Do This.

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