Winter Solstice 2020

The shortest day of the year. I love the winter, the dark and cold don’t generally get to me the way they get to some; however, the time between the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Day tend to trigger a lot of emotion and deep reflection—a tension between wanting to be alone to hibernate and … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2020

Quarantine Poetry #1

The full moon is low in the sky like it doesn't have the energy to rise, So many demands and so much pressure when we all slow down to look, at the small things like the moon showing off in a sky full of stars, veils of pollution stripped away. This quarantine, the stay at … Continue reading Quarantine Poetry #1

Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

If Pedagogy (or andragogy or huetgogy) are teaching practices driven by beliefs about learning, or a framework that defines what teaching (or learning) practices are employed, why aren’t we talking as much about learning theory as we are about practices? This morning I was reminded of visits I used to have with my favorite publisher’s … Continue reading Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

I have been thinking a lot about #Openpedagogy lately, unsurprisingly, given the blogs, videos, conferences and twitter conversations that have been going on. In advance of the Year of Open hangout @Bali_Maha is hosting on Monday, April 24, I thought I would wade into the conversation as my own thoughts have been evolving.  In January, … Continue reading Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

So in December I used Bronwyn Hegarty’s Attributes of Open Pedagogy, along with several other documents to develop a page to use in conversation with faculty about open pedagogy. Last week, I had the opportunity to share it with a small group, and it worked really well in terms of focusing the discussion and talking … Continue reading Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open