Posts in "CURATE"

Threshold Concepts

In an earlier post, I discussed the concept of first principles thinking and the value of learning something new or teaching it to someone else. Traditional models of learning focus on time and linear growth over time, or a stepped process in which your thinking quickly advances when you “get it.” Threshold Concepts suggest that…

Leadership Roles, Skills, and You

I have been spending some time researching leadership to better understand the qualities and interactions that go into creating a worthwhile leader. The reason for this is that I am an ideas person and can come up with worthwhile projects and initiatives to advance the field and systems. I can work with people to get…

Remembering in Digital Contexts

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero As the world becomes increasingly digitized, and online social networks keep us bound to each other, it’s interesting to view the digital residue that we leave behind. This could be instances where a celebrity passes and citizens of…

Make Time for Self-Care

What are the stories I tell myself that interfere with self-love? Self-care is the way in which we care for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Practicing self-care is a proactive way that we can show ourselves self-love and to help us be our best. Self-care means knowing and understanding all aspects of ourselves. It…

Monkeys Throwing Feces

At the start of the new year, my partner turned to me during dinner and casually changed the topic from the discussion about school work for the children. From her demeanor and tone, I knew that this was something far from casual and that she had been wrestling with something for some time. “I’m thinking…

Fit Versus Fit

As we enter the marketplace or build up a digital identity that is representative of our skills, we upload our resume/CV. We can use badges/credentials to signify growth/learning. We can use networks, like LinkedIn to express our values and have others review/vet them. One of the challenges in this is that when we look for…

Taming the Digital Dragon

In an earlier post, I discussed information technology addiction and my general problems with the use of terms addiction and detox to describe our relationship and use of technology. Digital detox refers to taking time off from your computer, phone, television, and other technological devices. It sounds simple, but by taking time away from screens,…