Leading with our actions: A practical approach to affecting change in complex environments

To find Orbit around a corporation Hairball is to find a place of balance where you benefit from the physical, intellectual and philosophical resources of the organization without becoming entombed in the bureaucracy of the institution. If you are interested (and it is not for everyone), you can achieve Orbit by finding the personal courage […]

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Building while flying

When they hired me for my new job, they told me that they needed to develop a competency-based framework for their organization, including new apprenticeships, connections with post-secondary institutions, and a strategy to more effectively integrating blended learning. I am now just over three months in and things are a little different than I was […]

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finding what was missing

I am rolling into the third month at my new job. In most ways this job is a return to my roots, building a learning design team, developing curriculum maps, design documents, blueprints and storyboards. We discuss what needs to be learned and how best to present it. I talk about the use of data […]

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What might help?

I’m thinking about these voices of protest who are enabled to be incredibly effective because of the scale and reach, on the exact same platform that enables all the harm it enables. I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t been on Twitter, or anywhere else, much. So when I popped in some time today and […]

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Curating Digital Voices in the Margins

The following is a paper written for my doctoral program. I thought about trying to clean it up and publish it somewhere, but not sure where to submit it for consideration (suggestions welcome). In the meantime, I thought I’d share it here. _______________________________________ In open online spaces, we are not equally fragile. It is everyone’s […]

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