Reflect & Refine took me up on my offer and finally we met. Mary Lee was first to post at Year of Reading and she captured our book club so well that I "stole" her post about Making Learning Whole . I enjoyed how David Perkins connected the game of baseball with helping students learn to play the whole game. I echo all of her thinking especially the connections that I have made through twitter this summer. The past two days I was lucky to have lunch with my friends from school, and they don't follow twitter. I offered some advice and start with being a quiet observer for awhile and then all of a sudden your learning community will hit a grand slam! In addition, I've decided to build my own baseball field of learning so here are my key bases:
Home Plate: Teach today what learners will need to understand and act on tomorrow because tomorrow is a moving target. pg. 220
First Base: Making work visible- takes steps along the way and the final results need to be shared in order to make the game worth playing. p.180
Second Base: Aptitude is not the same things as attitude. pg. 70
Third Base: Part of the art is throwing out what is not so important yet, while leaving the general spirit and shape of the game intact. p.38
Thanks Mary Lee and Cathy I absolutely agree with your comments as well on Mary Lee's post -you two hit it out of park for me!!
In tribute to the game I love here is a small clip-enjoy!