Thursday, March 21, 2013

Real Learning

Start Here-
Have paper and pen?
Any point through this blog if you feel like you need to write something down I invite you to do it.
If you feel like you need to stop and ponder I invite you do it. 
Let's begin:

We all are good. We all have power.

Because you have power what do you feel you can accomplish?

Do you have to go to school to get where you want to go?
Probably to keep up with society. 
But why can't we fix the crashing plane in the air?

I'm not a robot. You can't force feed me. I am an agent. I can make my own choices and decisions.
What would make learning better for you?

So, if you could ask any question now, what would it be?

If you want to find your answer, it's going to take more time. Want to keep going?

What do you feel like you should do?


Real Learning (con't)


Did you learn anything? If you did, how did you learn it?

The Holy Ghost is the Teacher. 
We are his helper. 

If you have learned something, will you share with me what you learned in a single sentence? 
This is a pattern I want to learn and perfect. I strongly believe in it.
If you didn't learn anything, will you share with me what would have helped you learn in a single sentence? 
(sentence in the comments)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dilemma (Ex:1)

There is an apartment of 6 guys: James, David, Bailey, Ty, Andrew, and Ian. Each of these fine gentlemen love to eat chips and salsa. They go through 3 bags of Juanitas and 1 large bottle of salsa just about every week. If they are lucky their salsa will last about two weeks, but that is if they are lucky.

In their apartment they share ALL their food. Ian may buy the groceries one we week and then they split it. Then maybe the next week James will go get the groceries and they all split it. It creates a unity in their apartment, but there is always a debate who should go get groceries. The greater debate though comes into the picture when they run out of chips and salsa before they need to get groceries again.

A week ago Andrew went to go buy groceries. When he went he bought all the favorite foods, most importantly he bought two bags of chips, but no salsa because there was plenty when he left. Ty and Bailey just got home from a long hard day at school. It's about 3:00 p.m. and they are famished and all they want are chips and salsa.  They look through the cupboards and the fridge. They realize that there is not enough chips and salsa for the both of them. There is only about a small bowl of chips left, mainly crumbs and MAYBE a half bowl of salsa left. Bailey says he will let Ty have the chips and salsa. Very grateful, Ty accepts. Ty finishes the chips and salsa and Bailey eats a sandwich. As they eat they get to talking about where all the chips and salsa went. Ian and James ate chips and salsa last night during a movie. They  ate plentifully (Leaving nothing for the next person)! They also remember David went to visit his family last night and said on the way back he would go to the grocery store on the way home to get some things they NEEDED. David came back with milk and bread, but no chips and salsa. Who is to blame? Who is the cause for the lack of chips and salsa? Who should go to the store to buy more chips and salsa?

Andrew-He could have bought more in the first place
Bailey-He let Ty eat the chips and salsa, therefore he forced the responsibility on Ty. He couldn't have had a sandwich if David didn't buy the bread
Ty-He accepted Bailey's offer and He finished the chips
Ian and James- worked together to leave absolutely nothing for the next person. Do you like it when you are left with the crumbs
David-He said he was going to the store knowing that chips and salsa were low

You be the judge.

James, David, Ian, Andrew, Ty, Bailey