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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“Talking”

What is talking? Of course the obvious answer is communicating. But that’s only one answer. I remember distinctly, a moment in my twenties when I read something like, People talk to hear themselves talk. I was appalled, what a disrespectful thing to say; it’s taken me many years to know the Truth of this, and […]

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Expanding Dialogue Through Open Source Curriculum

I’m fascinated with the revolutionary times in which we live. The idea of online communities and collaborative creative projects (like Wikipedia) are opening a vast new horizon of opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning. Enter into this world Rice University’s Richard Baraniuk, founder of Connexions, a free, open-source, global clearinghouse of course materials. The simple […]

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