I enjoy sharing a quick list of the learning and leading “things” that are capturing my attention, sparking my curiosity, or pushing my thinking. This week, here are the things I am loving.
Connections: So often in education we hop from one brilliant idea to another, never spending enough time to make connections between what we know and what we are learning, or where we have been and where we want to go. Lately I have been seeing connections between a wide range of experiences: The Cultural Proficiency class I just finished, a book a colleague loaned me that narrates the experiences of a transgendered individual with CP, and the Restorative Practices workshop I attended for two days this week. All three of these experiences highlight both the good in society as well as the significant struggles of marginalized populations. Seeing these connections makes me even more anxious to DO SOMETHING about it!
The power of twitter and my PLN: Once again, I am impressed by the power of twitter. Last week, in a midst of a terrible back-pain-week, I tweeted out a question for my PLN:
@DirectorAmy Anyone out there use a stand-up desk? I’m curious (as is my back pain)…
Very quickly I received some responses and was then in contact with a few different companies, where I could view some possible stand-up desks. Soon after, I found a very economical option that came with high ratings, good customer service, an active twitter account, and an app to support useage. The desk should arrive soon… I cannot wait!
DoTerra Essential Oils: And in non-education-related news and information, I am personally loving this new-to-be product. A good friend introduced me to the values of essential oils and I have enjoyed experimented ever since. I seriously LOVE their Past Tense blend for headache relief. I also enjoy the Balance, Serenity, and Citrus Blends for night or daytime use.
What are you loving this week?
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