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  • 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”

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  • The power of curiosity

    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”

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  • Nekya’s Two Cents

    Nekya’s Two Cents

    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.

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  • Do The Work

    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”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Experts, beware

    Experts, beware

    Important research on experts helps us to center the people we are teaching and what they need to know.

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  • Reflections for Association Learning Leaders

    Association learning leaders are poised to come out of the pandemic with a deeper and broader strategy that moves the needle on what matters. Here are five elements of that strategy to pay attention to.

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  • The Deconstructed Conference

    I have served on the team producing the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good since its inception in 2014. This conference was held in person in Yakima for sixContinue reading “The Deconstructed Conference”

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  • Small actions

    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”

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