LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

The schools I went to as a kid were cement and steel structures – built on top of nature and, almost as an afterthought, connecting to the natural environment was something that came later. I was lucky to be raised on a farm, so I had that connection. My formal...
GENDER LIES

GENDER LIES

When I went to school, they tried to brainwash me with a patriarchal tunnel-vision education. Maybe it was just me, but at the time I wondered how it came about. My mother is an amazing person, my grandmothers were superhuman people, my godmother was a saint … and yet...
NO IDEA TOO WILD

NO IDEA TOO WILD

In a vodcast I recorded last week with Gary Bencheghib (Founder of Make a Change World – Hi Gary, you are AWESOME!), we discussed the concept that ‘there is no idea too wild if it makes the world a better place.’ Love it! There is a challenge in that statement....
CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE CAT

CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE CAT

‘Curiosity killed the cat’ – who came up with that one? Poor cat. And how did curiosity end up with such a zoophobian reputation? What’s more relevant to the discussion is ‘what killed curiosity’? And how do we bring it back to life – back into our lives...
THE VALUES YOU VALUE

THE VALUES YOU VALUE

My dad taught me to shake hands firmly and look someone in the eye. It was a way to demonstrate respect. And, rather than teaching me simple human behaviours, my dad gave me the opportunity to demonstrate respect – he gave me the opportunity to develop an...
RICH MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGAR MAN, THIEF

RICH MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGAR MAN, THIEF

None of my friends are billionaires … so I’m not going to lose any friends by writing this blog.  First: use ‘Time’ to understand what a billion is. A million seconds is 11.7 days. A billion seconds is 31.7 years.  I remember teaching a year-ending Thematic class that...