On homeschooling, integration and Dutch

Mathemagenic

She reflects on the things that made it challenging for her in the Netherlands – about language as a barrier , risk averse professional environment and a need for a sense of belonging that’s difficult to find in a foreign land – all of which resonate deeply with my own experience.

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10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Elsua

And on October 10th, 2015, I just made it through my 10th year blogiversary for [link]. Here we are, 2015, and we are still talking about it. Thank you for being an integral part of quite an amazing, yet unfinished , journey!

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Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

How to Save the World

The Value of Peer Interviews: My friend Nancy White explains how, by “interviewing each other”, we surface knowledge we did know we had , allow ourselves much-needed time for reflection, and fulfill our deep-seated need to be heard, seen and loved.

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Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years.

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What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Having worked in many countries around the world where children are integrated into all aspects of community life, I feel comfortable bringing my kids with me to most meetings. Effective meetings Kootenay Life effective meetings engagement Reflective practice

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R and Google Spreadsheets (and the context)

Learning Alliances

In Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies , César Hidalgo (2015) points to this same issue: It is hard for us humans to separate information from meaning because we cannot help interpreting messages.

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What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

Michelle Laurie

Having worked in many countries around the world where children are integrated into all aspects of community life, I feel comfortable bringing my kids with me to most meetings. Effective meetings Kootenay Life effective meetings engagement Reflective practice

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An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1

Jenny Connected

It is rare to attend a course where the latest in scientific research, in this case into the functioning of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, is integrated so effortlessly with the words of William Wordsworth and the art of Claude Lorrain and much more.

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The Divided Brain: Trying to be Sane in an Insane World

Jenny Connected

The microcosm of the individual and the macrocosm of society reflect each other. These five principles reflect Iain’s personal view based on his experience, reading and knowledge of great scholars from the past, such as Erasmus, who developed sophisticated critiques of contemporary life.

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Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

As a wrap up to some work last year, Simone Staiger of CIAT and I decided to do a little text based conversational reflection on the work we did. Wow, that you will a) take the time for reflective and action oriented conversations and, b) pay me for it is WONDERFUL.

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Self-less

How to Save the World

Thomas argues that the illusion of self arises because the model of reality (and of self) that the evolved brain creates to function effectively is integrated, coherent and transparent (i.e. (image by Darren Hopes from NewScientist.com).

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My First Year as a Consultant and what 2016 Holds for Online Communities (I hope)

Online Community Strategy

And there are way too many 2015 retrospectives to look back on… but I’m feeling optimistic and inspired! This is a long-ish post – the short version is a list of personal highlights from 2015, and a look ahead to 3 big ideas and aspirations for 2016.

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2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

I thought what a better way to resume my blogging mojo than perhaps put together this article where I can reflect on a rather personal account of what has happened month by month sharing some of the highlights (and lowlights!) Reflection month.

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Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (pm)

Jenny Connected

The right hemisphere is more attuned to spiritual experience, which is rooted in the body, involves bodily practices and integrates emotion with thought. Personal reflection. 2015).

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Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Another year Any Lenzo, Nancy Settle-Murphy and I co-led a session about technology and facilitation (2015). In my practice, I often use music that reflects context, domain, desired energy level. The connection to the purpose: that is the integrity of the design.

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