How do we apply lessons from the past to make progress in the future when things in the present keep evolving? I’ve been thinking about this in the context ofContinue reading “Thinking out loud about learning across time”
The Design Learning Spaces for Belonging series invites trainers, consultants, and learning leaders into conversations about strategies to ensure that everyone belongs in our learning spaces.
An invitation to join the Fall Learning Series that starts on September 27 Last month I picked up a new book focused on racial equity. Everything about this book spoke toContinue reading “Do The Work”
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.
Good instructional design puts information in an order that makes sense. It taps into the right emotions. It centers what you will see or hear different afterwards.
“It don’t care what it looks like. The content is there.”“I’m not good at graphics. I use PowerPoint templates to create a slidedeck.”“I’m a bullet-point junky. I can’t live withoutContinue reading “The Case for Graphics and Design”
We have some new projects brewing at the back of our stove. Our test kitchen is humming with activity as learning experts and technologists come together to try and findContinue reading “The Nonprofit Learning Test Kitchen”
On Wednesday, we launched a new “Disaster Planning for Nonprofits” curriculum. An emergency planner in attendance ended our session with an unsolicited endorsement: “That was a really good class. YouContinue reading “3 Tips to Produce Memorable Nonprofit Learning”
Two years ago, my family bought land north of the city. Laboring with hand tools quickly proved futile, so we acquired a tractor. The tractor’s job is to push dirt around to flatten the land for a future orchard. The challenge is that the dirt is filled with large rocks, glacial erratic boulders to be precise, so it is hard to push that dirt around. It would be a lot easier if we could grab the boulders from above and pull them up and out of the dirt.