When we frame information, we put boundaries around a topic and tell people what to focus on. We do the thinking work so they don’t have to.
Category Archives: Action
Tools to help people take action
Tools are key elements in an effective learning program. Tools help people to do their job. They also help with learning transfer.
How to let someone else do the thinking
We explore mental models as a way to help nonprofit people work faster, smarter, and with greater impact.
Webinar emails: trying something new
This fall, the Washington Nonprofits learning team changed up the emails we send related to webinars. Here’s an infographic explaining what we did and why. What you do think? WhatContinue reading “Webinar emails: trying something new”
Wonder Woman needs her shield.
It is kind of like Wonder Woman leaving her lasso of truth around a rock on Themyscira. It’s as if she forgot her vibranium shield in that tower beforeContinue reading “Wonder Woman needs her shield.”
Our Learning Pledge
“What’s the ‘big idea’ for our conference?” Jim asked. “That kids need to be more engaged… actively involved in learning activities.” “And how are we starting?” “With your 90 minuteContinue reading “Our Learning Pledge”
Reflections on a Graduation
My daughter graduates from high school this week. Nearly 18 years anticipating what she will become, and now she is. It seems like just yesterday that we sat at theContinue reading “Reflections on a Graduation”
Press 1 for Action
Press 1 to pledge calling your congressperson next week. Press 2 to invite a friend to attend a local meeting with you. Those are your choices. Twenty minutes of storiesContinue reading “Press 1 for Action”
The Inseparability of Reflection and Action
“We find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed—even in part—the other immediately suffers.” – Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed Sometimes you giveContinue reading “The Inseparability of Reflection and Action”