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Mitch Weisburgh
Interests: instructional design, learning theory, systems and technology, profits
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I teach sensemaking and mindshifting. I know that dreams are one way that our minds help us interpret and make sense of the world. I’m probably too close to these dreams to really evaluate them. I’m hoping that perhaps some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at PILOTed
That's the problem isn't it? I think we need to make all our voices loud enough that we can no longer be ignored. First we enlist the early adopters and then join forces to overwhelm the early and late majority (to borrow from Crossing the Chasm).
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Imagine. As a teacher you assign a paper. It’s not an onerous assignment, and the topic is actually a fun one for the students to explore. Despite your clear instructions and explanations about how to plan for assignments, and your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2022 at PILOTed
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The Decision Making Game At the Serious Play Conference, I ran a role playing game that pulled 9 of the concepts taught in the Mindshifting: Growth Mindset and Critical Thinking for Impactful Educators Course in order to teach group-based decision... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at PILOTed
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Imagine students who can handle failure and persist until they are successful. If you’re interested in learning how, click here to sign up for my online course: Mindshifting: Growth Mindset and Critical Thinking for Impactful Educators. What are OODA Loops?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at PILOTed
John, can you reach out to me on Twitter? @Weisburghm and then we can DM each other and set up a time? Or find me on LinkedIn for the same.
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As usual, brilliant. Totally agree. Now we just have to reach 329,999,998 more people.
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Sue, the yellow boxes are links to register. Hope you can make it!
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What is Mindshifting or Sensemaking We can radically improve the way we solve society’s problems, and it starts with empowering our students to think. Anyone can learn the skills to shift their mind to resourceful states, and educators are in... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at PILOTed
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Every day, I check the data for Covid New Cases and Covid Deaths comparing New York and Texas. Why these two states? I live in New York, and, since March of 2021, Texas governor Greg Abbott has taken a diametrically... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2021 at PILOTed
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A fellow traveler, Dave Eng, posted a link in Facebook to his Video Fired Up Fiero, 9 minutes and worth watching. Dave called for Fiero and Flow to drive learning; with them we engage learners and motivate them to put... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at PILOTed
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We have a onetime opportunity to remake education; not just to modify aspects of what we already do, but to start at zero and imagine a system that supports humankind – from the report Last June, the Augmented Society Network... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at PILOTed
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Covid didn’t change directions and it isn’t just a temporary disruption; it just sped up things that were going to happen anyway – Arthur Levine president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation First, we cannot unsee issues that became... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at PILOTed
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I was lucky to virtually meet David Lundie during an online event sponsored by the RSA. David recently completed a study on 700 teachers’ responses to the pandemic. The research was conducted in the UK (for you Americans, that means... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at PILOTed
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I was in a very spirited discussion this week about changes that cities and society are undergoing or will need to undergo. Almost half of all adults today do some freelancing or work for themselves at least some of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at PILOTed
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Are you ready for a successful year? The test of a sailor is not when seas are calm and the wind is steady. We are not in a fairy tale, no superhero is going to make everything turn out all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at PILOTed
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Focus The purpose of education should be to give all children a leg up, to help them prepare to be adults who can contribute to their families and communities and to live fulfilling lives. I hope that the new Department... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at PILOTed
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This is a guest post by Lisa Parisi, and was originally published on her blog Lisa's Lingo. On October 25, Lisa is going to be leading an online discussion How I Spent 35 Years Teaching Children to Respect Each Other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at PILOTed
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I was having an interesting discussion with some Scottish educators during the Creative Bravery festival about different ways to teach. One of the topics resulted in the recent post Should We Let Pedagogy Die?. The other topic has taken a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at PILOTed
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Pedagogy is the way we teach kids. Pedagogy focuses on the methods that bring content to students effectively so that they learn it. In 1980 Malcolm Knowles acknowledged that pedagogy was not enough when we wanted adults to learn: Adults... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at PILOTed
As a society, we’ve developed a collective vision about college: College is the gateway to a good life and a good career; every person should have the opportunity to go to college; it’s not just about preparing people for jobs,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at PILOTed
We are all concerned about both the effects of distancing during the Covid threat and the effects of keeping society, the economy, and schools closed. We’re in new territory. No one knows the answers, and we are all justifiably concerned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at PILOTed
In their essay Instructional Strategies for the Future, Brenda Bannan, Nada Dabbagh, J. J. Walcutt describe the limits of traditional instructional methods, and then present instructional requirements, instructional techniques, and strategies for meaningful learning that we should be using today... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at PILOTed
Former FBI Agent Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty on Friday to making a false statement, essentially admitting that he altered an email used to request permission to wiretap Carter Page to say that Page was “not a source” for the CIA.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at PILOTed
You may think that with all you’ve learned about racism over the last few months, you’ve got it, you understand it. You already know how Blacks were dragged over from Africa, how they were made slaves in what became the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at PILOTed