LNRA- Phone Calls & Email

This month’s Dialogue Education™ Tips and Tools focuses on asking and creating questions as a part of a Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA). What questions do you ask? (Or perhaps wish you had asked?) As an introvert, I find making a phone call or two to people, whether they have or have not responded […]

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LEARNING AT LAST

Every time I have tea with a friend by my fire, I learn something important. Here are two examples: Susan Johnstone came to review her design for her Presentation of her research for her M.A. As we worked, I realized for the first time that immediate indicators of learning are often conceptual until there is […]

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Gratitude for the Principles & Practices of Dialogue Education™

With the winter holiday season upon us, and family gatherings and socializing with friends often at the forefront of celebrations, this month’s Dialogue Education™ Tips & Tools focuses on the ways in which the principles and practices of Dialogue Education™ have woven their way into family life and personal relationships.  The following is a final […]

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Flash Mobs, Synchrony & Cooperation

If you’re not one of the 12,188,045 people (at press time) who’ve watched the Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus, take the just-under-5 minutes right now to check it out.I was moved to tears by this video, not because I’m particularly religious (I’m not) or because I’m in the holiday spirit (ditto), but because […]

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The Multi-tasking Brain at Various Ages

Lately, I can’t seem to get enough information about multi-tasking. A comment on an earlier post got me thinking about it. Dwayne Hodgson wrote: “I wonder if there is a generational thing at work here? Many of my younger colleagues are very adept at handling multiple projects, multiple conversations and multiple devices at the same […]

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Thanks for Good Gifts

This is the week of Thanksgiving in the US, and brings me to grateful thoughts and feelings. The Greek word eu means good. The Greek word charis means gift. Good gift…Eu-charis…or as the Greeks say: Thanks! This poem by Denise Levertov shows how everything can be seen as gift: THE AVOWAL As swimmers dare to […]

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Lessons Learned

This past week I learned two big lessons. I read PUTTING AWAY CHILDING THINGS A Tale of Modern Faith by Marcus Borg. This novel features a professor who is using Dialogue Education beautifully. I suspect she does not know about Global Learning Partners or Jane Vella! She is brilliant! If you can find this book, […]

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