Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

Writing and executing personal plans. Learning to balance personal interests, group scheduling and external expectations. The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. No one person could.” Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly. In particular the corridors were very narrow, the lift was tiny, the bar was up some steps, and our bathroom was right on the edge of being wheelchair friendly.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. Personal Baymaas homestay Holiday KeralaThis morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December.

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you . RULE 9 / Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t. Personal 12 Rules for Life Jordan Peterson Kathy Newman

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. My point at the time was that the ethos of self-knowledge through numbers does very little for me personally. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Mr Zuckerberg, Facebook has had a patent for 5 or 6 years to identify where person is via voice identification in ambient environment. And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). Asking for a friend.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. If you want to learn how to write dialogue that brings out a character’s personality and passions, study this.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

It was personal, yet it was shared. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

My personal app policy One of the colleagues asked me: well, you must have an awful lot of whatsapp groups? You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I I’ve had more than one person tell me that they too were starting to speak more honestly in public. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I I’ve had more than one person tell me that they too were starting to speak more honestly in public. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately.

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November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. One line of it is exploring my personal and professional histories from a perspective of 12 archetypes system of Carol S. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider.

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Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

And I have learnt to keep short school holidays (where Dutch regular activities stop) as free as possible from the homeschooling group activities, so we have more time to spend with family friends with school-going kids, travel, picking things from a wide array of interesting holiday activities for the kids or just live structureless, which I personally always appreciate.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

Nancy’s visit, with fun, personal conversations and a good reason to meet with Aldo, Elmine and Ton after a long break. Two weeks with the kids in Russia, with an intense week-long camping with Natural school and then no less intense days of meeting with family and friends and sorting out the remaining boxes from my mother’s house at dacha. Lot of personal growth on making sure that boundaries do not become borders.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally.

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True Story

How to Save the World

With friends we tell stories about what apparently happened, what we thought, how we felt, to use them as a sounding board for making sense of what happened, to fit it into our Story of Me. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

To paraphrase Jake, for the Dalai Lama, peace was attainable through individual practice and enlightenment, mainly through personal meditation. A de-emphasis on personal practice would get a failing grade. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

The model you instituted on our behalf ironically called the “free market economy” is the precise opposite: it is an oligarchy of obscenely rich and powerful overlords sucking up the commons — our resources — for their own personal enrichment, impoverishing us in the process. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

If the self falls away, they say, it is realized that there never was a self, a separate ‘you’, and this can happen to ‘anyone’ and is unrelated to any personal path, teaching or practice one may follow. And I enjoy the company of friends.

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Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

It will also help if you have a few ‘personal coaches/confidantes’ (can be anyone you trust who knows you) to use as sounding boards in each of the following steps, and to talk with about anything negative you encounter or feel (keep the negatives out of your search conversations).

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

Tuesday’s work has made me a better person. And to remind us that we have a unique opportunity this community because we are also gracefully and beautifully “called in” by our friends and mates to notice how the bigger systems of which we are a part guide our own behaviours and patterns and address them.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. I am posing on twitter as a real person, but not as “Chris Corrigan.”

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: What the Vietnam War Looked Like From the North: Astonishing photos taken by North Vietnamese photographers , often at enormous personal risk.

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