|WORD OF THE DAY|
|Examples of Multiverse in a sentence
“My favorite sci-fi series explores the different realities possible in a multiverse.”
“The physics department seems to be split into those who believe in a multiverse theory, and those who do not.”
Courage is to be terrified, but remain unaffected in your actions.
All roads lead you to your destination if you don’t know where you’re going.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. (Lewis Carroll)
Our land, our history.
Open hearts, open doors.
Haven of peace.
Perseverance conquers all.
Sow knowledge, reap wisdom.
Here to stay.
Taste for battle.
Approach with care.
Conquered by none.
Haven of peace.
Gracious spirit, ever-living creator, I ask of you with a troubled heart. Cleanse my spirit so I may overcome my obstacles. I request this of you in your almighty name, o giver of love. Sustain me with your gracious light.
Most esteemed Mother, creator of all that’s good, I come to you with a remorseful heart. I deserted you, I put my job before you. I beg your forgiveness, unburden me of this pain. I await your conviction so I may feel the warmth of your light once more.
Learning happens mostly outside the classroom.
Learning is the difficult work of experiencing incompetence on our way to mastery.
And learning opens the door to identity.
When someone says, “I am a nurse”, they’ve taken their learning and certification, combined it with their livelihood and announced it as their identity.
And this all happens from community. The standards and practices, the support, the status roles. People like us do things like this.
If you’re a Maine wooden-boat builder, you do things a certain way. The ocean is the same water that a boat builder in Manila would put their boat on, but the boat is different because the community is different.
Even the way we think about formal education, accreditation and contribution is driven by the community of practice we are part of.
Communities have often been an accident of birth. Built by geography and parentage, you established your identity and your learning long before you went to school. Now, of course, this is changing.
Communities of practice have been written about for decades, but they’re being transformed and amplified by the persistent and permeable nature of the net. When we surround ourselves with a community, it’s inevitable that it changes our identity.
Too often, we choose our community by default. The social network sucks us in, or we’re picked for a certain dodgeball team or cadre at school. We have the chance, though, to do it with intention instead.
I’ve come to realize that the circles that we’re building at Akimbo are in fact communities of practice. A powerful, productive identity that people can choose to seek out. Click here to see a preview our next one–for people who are ready to write.
And here’s a bonus video, a short rant for the Akimbo podcast that I filmed last summer. In whichever hemisphere you’re in, enjoy the new season and the possibility it brings.
… that today is the Bifocals’ Birthday? In 1785, Benjamin Franklin announced that he had invented bifocals. Do you think that he had to invent the bifocals to be able to read the prepared statement that he invented bifocals? 😉
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
— Ben Franklin