Thursday, July 28, 2005

Improv Visits the Office

Take a look at this and see if there isn't a valid analytical tool for the classroom. Tell me what you think and I will do the same.

Training + Development > Press > Performance of a Lifetime

Training + Development > Press > Performance of a Lifetime

Effective improvisation embraces several basic concepts:
• Pay attention and be present.
• Make your partner look good.
• Don’t censor yourself.
• Say, “Yes, and...” instead of “Yes, but....”
• Listen generously.
• Take risks and embrace failure.
• Say the obvious thing—in other words, the first thing that comes to mind. There are no wrong answers.


OK, readers few but fine, let us substitute “learning” for “improvisation” and then play out the rest of the quote.  Does this fit?  Partner=?  Please comment briefly, addressing briefly and then perhaps suggest an implication or two that would arise from this substitution.  Thanks.  I use some improv principles in my teaching, but I need to reinvent myself as a “learner-who-just-happens-to-be-the-teacher”.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Testing the new blogger photo tool. I have used Picasa and Hello in the past. Once set up they are effective, but this only involve one click on the wysiwig tool bar and poof! Pix! Here goeth.

Oops. No pix. Problem with me or them I know not. I will try again later.