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Doctoral candidate, President of 21st Century Collaborative, LLC ( and Co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, LLC (
Interests: this blog will be used to explore, and create ideas around 21st century collaborative learning and virtual learning communities and how these communities can be used to help teachers and families become lifelong learners.
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I agree Diane, balance is key. On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:31 AM, wrote:
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2009 on Why Change? at 21st Century Learning
Graham thanks so much for stopping by and adding to the discussion. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Expert (now Experienced) Voice role with PLP. We will call on you again if that is ok. Leading community takes a lot of work and time. What people see happening is only a fraction of the time you spend nurturing and developing capacity in your members. The best advice I can give is do not go it alone. Get lots of volunteers to help you and don't be afraid to let the design and direction of the community go somewhere other than what you had planned. Loose governerance and shared ownership is the answer. Remember community is about a collective identity, which means lots of folks need to be part of the leadership. I wish you the best of luck with your community. Let me know if I can help. On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 4:54 AM, wrote:
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2009 on Why Are We Here? at 21st Century Learning
Great pics and a precious story. A suggestion from someone who changed churches when statements didn't seem to line up and came instead to love the flawed people who hang out there. Churches, like schools, are full of people with varying ideals and ideology. Just because one person says something stupid doesn't mean it is a core value or belief of the church itself. You are right, Jesus does love pirates. He also loves the idiot who said he didn't love pirates. I think the big idea is to use these kinds of things as teachable moments with your kids. Ultimately you are responsible for building their moral warehouse and values, not the church. People are flawed. Rather look for a church whose core statement aligns most closely with your family's. Then grow where you are planted and use each opportunity provided (and there will be many) as a special moment to build your kids and grow closer as a family, just like you did. Children church workers are often volunteers and sometimes they say and do things that are flat out wrong. It might help as you are finding a church to get involved in the children's ministry. Then you can know if what you are seeing is the mindset of the church leaders or just some misguided volunteer. Hope that helps.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2009 on and Jesus loves pirates too. at Scherer & Sons
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