Archive

Archive for April, 2011

daily 04/30/2011

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/29/2011

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/28/2011

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/27/2011

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/25/2011

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
    • I can’t say if it was by way of nature or nurture, but there’s no doubt the DeMaria men believed in enjoying life. When situations that were decidedly unpleasant presented themselves, they simply viewed them as opportunities to get creative.
    • my father believed life was too short not to make even difficult tasks enjoyable.
    • “they’re just stories,” after which he proceeded to re-create tales from Greek mythology casting all my friends as characters. Thousands of “stories” and two history degrees later, I couldn’t agree with him more. Life – even the tedious parts – should be fun. With a little creativity in fact, they can be fun and educational.
    • That’s why I had to write this post. And why Kidzban is so important to me.
    • Among the most common uses for “Kidzban” (as we’ve affectionately come to call it) involves visualizing and tracking progress as it relates to household chores, family projects, homework and exam prep, extracurricular activities, religious pursuits, and even confidence building initiatives.
    • Lately however, another group of Kidzban practitioners is emerging. Increasingly we’re hearing from teachers and home educators who are using it with great success in and beyond the “traditional” classroom. In an attempt to maximize student performance – and make learning fun – they are utilizing Kidzban to establish course goals, visualize homeschool curriculum workflow, track progress (relative to the student’s personal best as well as to that of their peers), identify strengths and weakness, and implement and monitor solutions.
      • okay this makes senes = this is an appealing approach because it turns your work into a story
    • Personal Kanban creates a narrative of  “work” comprehensible to people of all ages and learning styles.
    • With just a glance, users see the things they do well, identify areas that cause them to struggle, and gauge the distance from their goal.
    • struggle is not construed of as a failure but rather, as an opportunity for improvement.
    • s a visual radiator, Personal Kanban lets the user know their success simply requires an alternate path. When that happens, they can look for root causes and then going forward, they can adjust their actions to suit.
    • Depending on the circumstance, kids can find themselves besting their brothers and sisters in individual performance, or they can team up – “swarm” on a problem to solve it quickly and effectively.
    • In the end, the games themselves become an education.
    • Whether it entails chores or schoolwork, being able to visualize and focus on the task at hand as part of a system – with immediate and ultimate goals – allows kids to see their action’s trade-offs while learning the best way to exercise their options. They take responsibility for their action (as well as their inaction), and feel pride in a job well done, establishing their independence and buttressing their self-esteem.
    • As a visual radiator, the board offers reinforcement for their efforts. Every member of the family can see that they’ve been effective, that they contribute value. When one person gets hung up, they know where help is needed

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/24/2011

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment
  • It doesn’t matter if you use a physical or virtual Kanban (task) board.  I recommend following 3 simple rules:

    Keep your tasks visible
    Keep your tasks limited
    Keep your tasks actionable

  • “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away… for if I go, I will send the Helper (Holy Spirit) to you” John 16:7

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized

daily 04/23/2011

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Categories: Uncategorized