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Reflections from my first serious online event

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Reflections from my first serious online event

Today I got rid of 400 or so folders, organised a GIG of files and proceeded one more step along the road to having my files sorted, which at the moment are over 40 GIG, down from 100.  I discovered an old report I wrote on my first serious online workshop, written in week 2-3…

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Facilitatior or Teacher?? (Part One)

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The debate still unresolved. Probably won’t ever be. From Leigh: As I teach and facilitate various online courses this year, a lot of the theories and concepts I subscribe to are getting some hard testing. The biggest challenge I am finding is the expectation for a teacher or instructor while everyone talks about a facilitator….

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Reflections on e-fest

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I was inspired to do this post by reading Mark Nicholls’s blog. I was sitting in a relaxed mood during the last speeches at e-fest when in a moment of inspiration I checked my plane departure time to discover it was in 75 minutes, not about three hours as I thought. I left far too…

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The power of story

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The power of story

Our principal gave his annual “State of the Nation” address today. Started with a story. From memory . . . I was leaving Christchurch, in a Boeing 737 a year ago – very rough – the aircraft was thrown around by extreme turbulence. I wondered if we would make it. Then there was a voice…

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Story Telling

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Stephen Harlow: Stories “The key to leadership is effective communication of Stories” (Peter Senge) “Story telling is probably a brain obsession” (Antonio Demazzio) (We all do it) “Everything I can remember from school was wrapped around a story” (Stephen H) Story: “Crisis, climax, relief” ( – the male orgasm curve – Douglas Rushkoff) Steve Denning:…

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