The Language of Describing the Complexity of Learning

“Survival of the fittest, in a world that worships development and ‘forward-moving progress’ makes us all lost and small.” Nora Bateson. 2016.  Small Arcs of Larger Circles I have been thinking lots recently about the language we use to describe learning and learning processes. We often speak in linear ways of 'progress, 'development' and 'next … Continue reading The Language of Describing the Complexity of Learning

Reflecting on Words that Describe the Processes of Children’s Learning

"The teachers art is to CONNECT in real time, with the LIVING bodies of the children with the LIVING bodies of KNOWLEDGE." Stephen Nachmanovitch(1993)  Free Play: Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts   I have been part of a wonderful learning encounter in Toronto, Canada called #Rhythm2016 with Diane Kashin of Technology Rich … Continue reading Reflecting on Words that Describe the Processes of Children’s Learning