Working Across Language and Culture

Early in my career, I taught English and social studies to students whose first languages spanned the globe. We understood that people learn best in their first language. Their secondContinue reading “Working Across Language and Culture”

The power of curiosity

Curiosity is a powerful thing. It motivates people to learn. It inspires the hunt for information, leading to better decisions. It’s been shown to improve performance. A curious mind remembersContinue reading “The power of curiosity”

Do The Work

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”

A frame helps them listen, think, and take action

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.

How do you know you made a difference?

How do we know if we made a difference? How do we do evaluation simply given all of the demands on our time and the fact that too often, evaluation is not funded.

Small actions

I’ve always liked the quote from Dwight Eisenhower, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.” It invites us to turn technical problems into system change opportunities. So it isContinue reading “Small actions”

Nonprofit Radio Show: Sunshine for Small Nonprofits

Nancy Bacon and Sarah Brooks co-host the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast designed to give small, rural nonprofits regular opportunities to learn and connect on topics that matter.

Hard out it of to is understand order words.

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.

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