#CLMOOC the deconstructed introduction

The first suggestion from the #CLMOOC folks arrived today: So, what’s the first thing you usually do when you enter a room of folks with some familiar and unfamiliar faces—you introduce yourself, right? So let’s unravel “the introduction” to dive into the Connected Learning principle of equity. The theme this week is Unmaking Introductions. Let’s consider the ways we name, present, and represent ourselves and the boundaries or memberships those introductions create. How do we name ourselves in different contexts—personally? professionally? online? What happens when those contexts converge? How might we take apart our introductions to answer some of these … Continue reading #CLMOOC the deconstructed introduction

“We don’t set out to save the world” – Pema Chodron poster. Happy Hannukah!

This quote really resonated for me – I know hardly anyone who set out to do what they’re doing, and yet they’re doing such great things for so many…   and often it just started with some wondering, wishing and hoping, and the connecting heart to heart.   Happy first day of Hannukah!   Continue reading “We don’t set out to save the world” – Pema Chodron poster. Happy Hannukah!

the paths we’re on…

“If you let people break your spirit and detour you from your path, then you have not been true to yourself or those you’re here to touch, those who believe in you.”   Allison DuBois “The path is the goal.” ― Mahatma Gandhi. Just back from a camping trip where I spent a lot of time walking and thinking about the idea of a path and how significant this is as a metaphor for all of us, as we move from one state to another, from one focus to another…   and then Gary put up this lovely quote, so I felt … Continue reading the paths we’re on…

The Medicine Buddha and Community Living

It’s interesting when the schedule of what’s going on brings two events together and there’s a serendipitous connection of ideas that happens only because one doesn’t want to miss something that someone that one doesn’t know has scheduled for a certain day, without any sense of one’s own life.   Last week I went to a Michael Kendrick lecture about the ideas of “Quality” and “Innovation” in our field of supporting people with disabilities to be part of their communities: what are we really talking about when we bandy these terms around?  That evening there was a lecture on “Modern Buddhism” … Continue reading The Medicine Buddha and Community Living