I just viewed the recordings of Nancy White from #Change11 again. This time I was impressed how she managed through questions to make us make deep reflections about changing our teaching. She was using visual methods, feeling and art too, and she did only tell few points her selves. We figured her major points our our selves. How did she do it?
She makes us fell being together about this by asking us to sit in a chair in a circle. Is it important to view others in front of you
2. Drawing fellings:
She says in the beginning, that she never makes virtual teaching without making it possible for people to interact. Especially does she let them draw on the whiteboard. She says that drawing is very important because we change the process to bring our humanity into the electronic world. I like that very much.
A: Her questions first make us fell:
Draw “How do you fell about things changing around you”?
“How do you fell if you change”?
Most of us got the point felling of being in control – or being controlled. And how it will affect our learningability.
All through drawing a felling – Wauv.
Then she asked us to stretch and roll our shoulders. I did that and had soon to recognize, that she now controlled me
A wonderful joke with a smile/laugh made it fell so natural and now I knew with my whole body what we were talking about.
30 seconds to reflect on what we learned till now….
Long time to write down on the whiteboard what was “chat” and what was “silence”
Did you really reflect during that time – or did you use it on chat or Twitter?
“What makes change a pain or pleasure”? Again we had to write on the whiteboard
A short slide about Etienne Wenger about Social activist.
Then she talked – a bit – while I read it. And I recognized that I was that “social activist” that he was talking about, and that I could be the one to change our education.
4. Manual of how act:
I understood a major point, but how to do it?
- Next slide: Write on the whiteboard how to change things! Just what I needed to hear.
Among the answer there was the following words: ask, give, smile, convince that change is possible, engage, be honest, be flexible, stop working in-efficient, be open, act, support ect.
Wauw, what an experience.
She said almost nothing and I learned so much from all in that room.
Just as she said in the beginning: Think practical and simple – That works!