Everything that glitters is not gold
Some of the World’s most respected brands are susceptible to relapses to, or stagnation from, the very things they profess to have conquered.
This learning and development article highlights the deep need, and even deeper reluctance, to transform classroom instruction.
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Why does Starbucks play music in their stores?
When you are in a Starbucks, do other conversations distract you?
Why have libraries historically insisted on silence?
When you are in a silent library, would other conversations distract you?
Now move to a classroom setting and the audience is asked to quietly think and write in their class guide.
Low volume classical music in the background?
No sound whatsoever?
Where in our workplace do we draw the line and no longer worry about being intentional?
Freaky short story about what I told a colleague the day of the pain:
Me (10am): Hey, having a weird, constant pain for about two hours now. If I keel over and the paramedics ask questions, you can share that with them.
When he asked if he should see about a replacement speaker I said no.
Tough guy right? I can handle this. Did I really think it was potentially paramedic worthy? Not really. Just prudence kicking in.
Insight: It’s not the magic that makes it work, it’s the way we work that makes it magic.
“You’ve been thinking like an adult since you were a kid”, she said in response to a story I had shared from my youth.
Told her about wanting to be a Physical Education teacher to help make people healthier, and help make the world a better place. I was in 8th Grade.
So here we are 37 years later, back on the mission to help make the world a healthier place.