Where Restorative Practice and Dialogue Education Meet

“Remember that your authority over other human beings is an artificial construct.” [1]  I’ve been asking people about their core values and characteristics when they are at their best for over 20 years. I was introduced to this practice through the field of restorative justice. I witnessed mentors help groups identify their core values in […]

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Breakout Rooms to Connect

Breakout groups – where small groups talk within the larger group – can help all learners participate more fully, engage with each other and connect to the content in a deeper way. In a virtual setting, breakout rooms help learners get that in-person feel, and can be used effectively to enable personal meaning-making.  When to […]

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Helping Learners Visualize the Journey

The growth in online offerings has led to a more “blended” approach to learning events, with various components such as live virtual sessions, mobile-based learning and personal exploration through journaling and workbooks. A blended approach is intended to deepen learning and more easily transfer the learning into personal life and work.  A learning journey is […]

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Joy is the Measure (1996)

From the very beginning of my ownership involvement in Global Learning Partners, Inc. it has always been a collective, a community thing. I remember Dialogue Educators coming to Toronto, Raleigh, Montpelier, New Orleans, Shelter Harbor, Boston, and other locations to share what we were learning about how to connect, manage and grow a company that […]

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Jane Rocks the Rebellion

We gathered in Avila Retreat Center’s courtyard, six rebels. No more Kurt Lewin – we’d had enough of his 12 Principles. We didn’t see how using these principles was going to help us in any way. Each of us had already completed the Introduction to Popular Education and Advanced Learning Design courses, we had applied […]

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