Adventures at The Running School

  I recently attended a two-day training in running theory and practice: Running Technique Coach offered at The Running School. Over the last 3 years I have heard from several of my PE colleagues in Europe that Mike Antoniades and his team at The Running School were game changers and have a lot to offer… Continue reading Adventures at The Running School

The Integrity Diet

Throughout this year I have spent a fair amount of time wondering about what it is I am actually supposed to be doing. For about 8 more weeks I will still be working, living and learning entirely on my own dime. Time away from the classroom has brought an astounding degree of freedom and plenty… Continue reading The Integrity Diet

The Commencement Address I Never Gave

Dear Graduates, You are here, I am told, because you made it. You fulfilled the requirements, satisfied the criteria of your studies and now will be rewarded with a diploma. Congratulations! In the process that has brought you thus far, what have been your greatest lessons? Where has your learning been its deepest and  most… Continue reading The Commencement Address I Never Gave

On-Stage, Off-Stage

 Pretend for a moment that you’re alone with your thoughts, and that whatever you think or feel in the next few minutes is not designed for social media consumption, interpersonal bonding, or heated debate – that it’s just you thinking through you. (emphasis mine) If you’re angry, why? No, really? What makes you angry about… Continue reading On-Stage, Off-Stage

Inclusion, Intent and Extraordinary Value

It’s workshop season and I’m pulling my resources together trying to design adult learning experiences that create value for participants. When I am in this phase of mapping, planning, sketching and drafting, a number of competing ideas come up for me. I find myself zooming out, then zooming in; attending to the details while keeping… Continue reading Inclusion, Intent and Extraordinary Value

For Here or To Go?

This morning I was out for a jog and something dawned on me: Great teaching is something that sticks with you. That was the start. Then the thought began to evolve. Is it the teaching or is it the learning? I asked myself. What great teaching am I carrying with me right now as I… Continue reading For Here or To Go?

On Becoming Adaptive

When we experience new learning that is exciting and valuable, we are often bubbling over with the desire to share and to envelop others in our heartfelt enthusiasm. I’ve recently returned from exactly that kind of learning experience.  A seminar where I left feeling love and gratitude for everyone in the room, where I had… Continue reading On Becoming Adaptive