Every organization I’ve worked for encountered problems and challenges. I am a problem solver. I like to fix things (sometimes to a fault – I really should let others do the fixing). Problems are inherent to decision making processes (see “When Binary Decisions are Elusive”). Problem-solving requires time, effort, and resources. As such, one should […]
A reflection on creating a garden and a company – with aphorisms.
In which copilot goes down a cognitive / philosophical rabbit hole and I find myself reflecting on teaching. Thinking is hard. Finding the right question is harder.
As a young teacher we are always told to post our classroom rules at the start of the school year. Rule number one was always “Practice Common Sense”. The problem was what was common to me was rather uncommon to my students. Halfway through the year, I covered the first rule with a bumper sticker. It said, “There they go. I must follow them as I am their leader.”
On Finneytown AfterProm. A reflection.
This week’s gathering of learnings features baby squirrels, edTech Unicorns, the life and death of low interest rates, and Nickel Creek. Also, the garden is filled with dirt.