Tag: metaphor

Teacher as compass: Teachers provide the true north, and help students find a worthy course… one that will challenge their skills on the open learning seas.

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I love the metaphor of ‘Teacher as compass’; helping students navigate their own learning journey. Last night I read this tweet from Will Richardson: Kids don’t need to be taught how to learn. (No one does.) Our job in schools is to create conditions where they can practice what they already know. To trust their […]

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I wish that I could remember the source of this idea but I don’t, and I would like to start by acknowledging that I did not think of this myself: [Update – Source: ‘The world’s worst boss’ by Seth Godin] Who is the worst boss in the world? It is YOU to YOURSELF! If anyone […]

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Have a look at this study of a bull by Pablo Picasso: It starts off with intricate drawings and step by step Picasso moves from detail to just the essence of what a bull is, using just a handful of lines. Sometimes we have to ‘cut the bull’… We have to look at the essence […]

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One of the most beautiful quotes on religion, that resonates with me, comes from the movie ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’: “What do you think heaven’s like?” It’s like a wedding. God’s the bridegroom and man’s spirit’s the bride. The wedding takes place in heaven… …and everyone’s invited. God’s world is big enough for everyone. […]

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One of the most beautiful quotes on religion, that resonates with me, comes from the movie ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’: “What do you think heaven’s like?” It’s like a wedding. God’s the bridegroom and man’s spirit’s the bride. The wedding takes place in heaven… …and everyone’s invited. God’s world is big enough for everyone. […]

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“I’ve come to realize that I’m not the only one that wishes I had more capacity to do the things I really want to do as a leader.” I said…

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Dear Lone Wolf, It seems odd to speak of lone wolves to you, a person that is so intricately… connected. And yet, as you read on, you will relate to…

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