The first two weeks of August my family went on a camping road trip from our home in Maine to my brother-in-law’s wedding near San Diego. It was the first two week vacation I’d taken in at least five years. It won’t be that long before I do it again. Here are are a few lessons I learned (or was reminded of ) while on … Continue reading Learning from Vacation…about Work
Have you ever felt total safety revealing your heart to strangers? No? Me either. At least not until I took what felt like a daring leap and joined a coaching circle through U.Lab. The coaching circles are groups of 4-5 people who meet weekly for 75 minutes. Each week a different person presents a case that is current, concrete and important. The case giver is … Continue reading What’s your posture?
I continue to be in awe of the Theory U process and the experiences and reflections brought about by ULab. This is not a lighthearted romp. It’s captured me and many others. Writing is part of the journey so here goes. Smartly, the course designers set us up with a full week (Week 0) of orientation. Our work centered around setting goals and intentions for … Continue reading Lighting a Fire in the Blood
If you follow me on Twitter, or happened to have noticed the Twitter widget down there, you may be wondering what all this #ULab business is all about. ULab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self is a MOOC offered by MITx through the edX platform. It is a course based on the work of Otto Scharmer, a senior lecturer at MIT. Scharmer’s books Theory U and … Continue reading What is this ULab you’re tweeting about?
It’s Fire Prevention Week so this post is in honor of my dad, a retired firefighter and fire prevention educator. Herosim is about concern for other people in need, a concern for defending a moral cause knowing there is a personal cost or risk…and you do it without expectation of reward. The quote above is by Phil Zimbardo, PhD, President and Director of Research for … Continue reading Lessons from Dad on making a difference
Hi, my name is Anne and I’m a recovering edu-holic. I’m addicted to reading, learning, courses, credentials, anything with a syllabus, merit badge, gold star or that might result in a new strange combination of letters at the end of my name. If I’m not doing these things, I am researching these things for….for I don’t know why. It’s been over 5 years since my … Continue reading Learning JUST for fun
Here’s how I did following my own advice for navigating the spectacle of ASAE in Nashville last week. 1. Take time for silence and be mindful. Grade: C On the positive side, I noticed the wonderful music and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and drink of Nashville. Staying fully present in each session allowed me to experience ASAE in a new way. It’s amazing … Continue reading Following my own Advice