Posts filed under Unlikely Lessons

One Rule to Rule Them All

It’s the Morning After, and we're sitting on the front stoop - I'm wearing their t-shirt and a pair of borrowed PJs as we cradle our coffee cups and watch the world go by. I take a contented sip and listen to them ask the age old question, asked a thousand times before.

"So, what are we doing here?"

I pause, because, innocuous and common as this question is, in my case the answer is a bit... complex.

"So, what are we doing here?"

Posted on November 18, 2016 and filed under Unlikely Lessons.

All the World's a Stage

I’m standing in a sunlit room, barefoot on a lush carpet, surrounded by rolling whiteboards, half empty coffee cups, and my fellow teammates. We’ve just been told to, as a group, “Become a toaster.” The catch? No talking. We have to coordinate silently to organize our bodies into some commonly envisioned representation of a toaster.

I look at my teammates – teacher, administrator, social service provider, facilitator, all strangers gathered together for this educational design training intensive – and think “How the heck are we gonna do this?” And then, “Why are we doing this?!”

Posted on May 22, 2016 and filed under Unlikely Lessons.