Ambition & Audience Spiral
A legendary artist, scientist, and thinker, Leonardo Da Vinci explored spirals in his drawings, architectural designs, and inventions. Da Vinci’s famous sketch of the Vitruvian Man shows the golden ratio in body dimensions. Using the same mathematical proportions found in nautilus shells, sunflowers, and galaxies, Da Vinci regularly used the golden ratio in the composition of some of his most famous paintings, including the Mona Lisa.
This was a winter of dreaming. After the Christmas holidays and my trip to Grail Springs Wellness Retreat I felt a surge of creative energy. My newfound clarity needed to be captured. First I tried to make a vision board in a traditional way with magazines. Then I tried to use an infographic approach with a sharpie and a big piece of paper. Finally I decided to turn to technology.
I miss you! It feels like it has been so long since I wrote a blog post. I’ve been too busy living life to the fullest at work and at home to blog. But I want it all: time to do all the things I love, including blogging.
Learning is a process with two key phases: action and reflection.
We have an experience, we reflect on the experience, we expand our understanding by making new connections, and then we act, trying something new with the learning. Teachers describe this as instruction and assessment. Instruction is the action, the doing, the experience. Assessment is reflecting on the impact of the learning on the self or the student.
It’s time. I’m ready. I want to take the lid off learning. My learning. And I want to do it so that you might feel brave enough to take the lid off your learning too. Are you in? Shall we do it together?
This is the burning question I’m asked all the time lately: What’s the difference between elementary and high schools?