so the goal?
Working at the learner's pace. Working with the learner's pace. Working with the learner. Being a learner too.
connecting and growing.
That's always my goal.
early take-away lessons:
1. Just because people are invited to the table doesn't mean they will come. -even if the food is great. -and then if they do come they might not be hungry.
2. I don't have all the answers. Neither do you. No one person does. That's why that connection thing is so important.
3. What you do has gotta come from you. Ideally we enact our best selves, but you know that can happen on small levels everyday. If I 'make you' do/learn it's no good.
So this year at #OER19 one of my students and I are talking about failure to connect (we titled our proposal - When connection fails: What to do with all the lemons) and yes, there was a class-A belly flop of a project last semester where all my students collectively turned into lemons. (I gave them a great chance to do stuff outside the curriculum and they went, meh.) We're putting heads together to do a 'take 2' and see if I can get it right... 1/
For all the academics out there or people who work with those who learn. If anyone would like me to come visit and do a workshop/collaborate. I will. Open invitation. Just saying...
last year @tdorey asked and I went to Canada.
I've started getting ready for my Psychology of Learning & Teaching class. I start by doing lots of learning out loud.
Context: I have a recital in a few weeks & videoed my practice.
Thought I'd share a decent (working) take and a couple of outtakes (threaded after this post)... Oh the plight of practice... it is amazing what impact being recorded has. It doesn't stop my visible frustration! The piece is Kodaly Solo Sonata
We all stumble. The learning is in the getting back up.
A post on Agency and Perspective - my final post on @Downes #el30 (I finally caught up!) In this I unpick some of what Stephen says, and what his two guests Sylvia and Jutta discuss as part of the topic of agency.
My daughter's art is on show in London for anyone local... I love that she is bold and takes on societally challenging topics. If you are in the area, I recommend it. It's a 1 room show with one piece by each artist. Here's the blurb by the curator about the event: http://www.spencerjulien.ca/upcoming/2019/1/10/body-extensions
yesterday we opened the big jug of maple syrup I brought back from America, and oh my can we taste the difference. 🍁
Clearing stuff Show more
Over the holidays we cleared while away. It was not the house I grew up in, but some of the things found their way there. clearing, clearing, out of date this and that, endless cupboards, clearing, tinned bread with raisins? jars of gravy, clearing. Then I found the TV tray stand, in the garage. (Only someone of a certain era will know what I mean) I snapped its spindles and made it like kindling in the bin, so pleased to see it gone.
Goodbye to that old thing.
eternal optimist, dreamer, friend, & mother. I play the cello & sing.
I believe in people.
I teach music, performance, pedagogy, psychology (self-efficacy)
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