Originally posted on adventures in slow learning:
I recently found these reflections on the term “Slow Learning” in a not so recent post by educational consultant and blogger Jenny Mackness. I’m afraid I do not think the term ‘slow learning’ works as well. It brings up notions of being a ‘slow learner’, which has negative connotations. In addition, surely, particularly in this day and age, we want people to be fast learners – and by that I mean ‘more efficient’ learners. I honestly can’t see anything slowing down- so we need to be able to keep up. We need to… Continue reading

my prize winning entry: “A Personal Evolution Towards New Media”

So, kinda thrilling – the first thing I’ve sent out to a publisher for several years and I won first prize 🙂 (which paid for great new shoes while holidaying in London).   It is also my first publication in an academic journal, through Athabasca University’s MA-IS program.   You can read the whole journal from this link, or you can read my creative non-fiction work here.   Those who know me will recognise some re-occuring themes in my fascination with how Web 2.0 reflects our culture, parenting and personal narrative mythology as reflection. Continue reading my prize winning entry: “A Personal Evolution Towards New Media”

working on a new “planning to address vulnerabilities” booklet for people with disabilities #graphicfacilitation

I really like how Community Living B.C. has this intention to create materials that work for people with self advocates and how they’ve used self advocate peers as consultants to do so. We had nothing to do with the first of these projects, “Know Your Rights: A Guide for Self Advocates,” which has now gone from a booklet to a great little film on YouTube (with a really great voiceover by self advocate Gladys Duran), but my colleague Susan Stanfield and I were very involved in the second, “Support Networks: A Guide for Self Advocates,” and now she, Shelley Nessmann … Continue reading working on a new “planning to address vulnerabilities” booklet for people with disabilities #graphicfacilitation

Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation

In June I had the great gift of an invitation to spend the day with the B.C. Family Support Institute Resource parents as they debriefed about training, the gifts they bring and share, and planned for their future.   Resource parents for the Family Support Institute are all over the province, and volunteer to help other families of children with disabilities wend their way through systems that can be complicated and arcane.   What an amazing group of people. The day was facilitated by David Wetherow, one of B.C.’s most venerated facilitators.   I’ve always wanted to see David work, but to … Continue reading Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation

Standing-Beautiful-Like-The-Sun at Wanuskewin

I’ve been spending a great deal of time questioning the idea of teaching and traditional education lately (though this is really the theme of most of my working life), and part of what’s been interesting for me in this is approaching a couple of events in which I’ll prepare curricula with teaching partners and then spend a few days presenting, teaching, learning.   I’m also at the end of completing a graduate degree in adult education and equity studies and, as they should be, a number of things are falling into place – perhaps as questions and ideas about processes rather … Continue reading Standing-Beautiful-Like-The-Sun at Wanuskewin