As practitioners of a learning-centered approach, we have much to learn from the physical discipline of jiu-jitsu, a grappling-based martial art derived from Judo. Professor Stewart Carroll owns Grail Jiu Jitsu in Carmel, NY and has been a practitioner of jiu jitsu and traditional Chinese medicine for many years. In this episode, he shares insights […]
Winter offers us a slower pace to let go in the physical and emotional sense, so we can open ourselves up to what is next in our growth. Join GLP’s founder, Dr. Jane Vella, for a series of personal reflections on learning and how the world moves forward in continual progression and change. December 5 […]
At ideas42, brain and behavioral science are not theoretical or abstract. In this episode, Cassie Taylor, Principal Behavioral Designer, shares how she uses human-centered design to apply and scale behavioral insights in post-secondary education. Cassie highlights how context is key – everything from systemic racism to the seemingly innocuous ‘default’ options can hinder adults in […]
Professional facilitators bring people together to discover creative solutions and resolve differences in ways that value inclusion while saving time, money and morale. The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) believe that there are some core competencies that hold true no matter where in the world (or on the web) you are. On this episode, we’re […]
In adult learning settings, we’ve seen that “sit and get” rarely works to help adults gain the knowledge they need to succeed. To understand what the latest in brain science tells us about why a traditional approach often fails adults, we talk to LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy at Center on […]
Our esteemed founder, Jane Vella, continues to write about a new country as she sees it from her vantage point of quiet and time. Learn a new word in Irenic Education, reflect on where you are as a teacher in The Pyramid System, celebrate the new ecology of a nonagenarian with Celebrating the Quiet, and […]
GLP Chief Business Officer Rebecca Hutchins was accepted as a scholar to the 10,000 Small Businesses program through Goldman Sachs and Babson College. Rebecca noticed that Manuel Alexander, National Lead Faculty, facilitated in ways that felt very familiar to our learning-centered approach. In this episode, Manuel shares stories of entrepreneurship, including his own family’s legacy. These […]
Check out our Founder page for new musings from Jane in the “Personal Reflections” section. Stop by her back porch for a brief check in on what lessons one can learn from the international Tennis scene and explore a new potential qualitative research term in Emergence Research.
As a long-time facilitator, improv actor, therapist and social entrepreneur, Andres Marquez-Lara, is in the business of healing. He channels this passion as Founder and CEO of UFacilitate where he helps purpose-driven leaders create spaces for deep connection, collaboration and transformation. In this episode, Andres and Tyler explore some of the key points of effective […]
Check out The Founder Page for three new personal reflections from Jane on life in the 90s. You’ll learn a new phrase in Swahili, a new ninety-teen normal, and a 2am prayer on life and dying. Thank you Jane for sharing your learnings on this phase of your life!