1. cathleennardi

    100 days… of Creativity

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    What would happen if you did something every day for 100 days? They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, and while that may be true, does it stick?  How many times have you made a New Years Resolution? A diet, a commitment to the gym, writing in…
  2. cathleennardi

    That’s not a flower. That’s part of the artichoke.

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    (image courtesy of @maureen_maher)

    The simple act of copying can increase your creativity.

    We all have a different perspective on the way we view our world that is a result of our unique experiences. When we practice creativity by copying, we pay closer attention to detail and we tend to …

  3. cathleennardi

    Mirror, Mirror….Reflection as a Daily Habit…

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    Reflection. Image Courtesy of Liz Leipold

    This week on Day 10 of the 21 Day Teacher Empowerment Challenge, we have been asked to consider  How often do you take time to reflect on what’s working and what’s not working?  The idea stems from John Dewey’s quote “We don’t learn from …

  4. cathleennardi

    Are You Empowered?

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    Monday marked the beginning of the 21 Day Teacher Empowerment Challenge (#21DayTEC).  An amazing group of educators from all over the world have assembled to explore empowerment, because…

    Empowerment doesn’t just shine down on a select few.
    You have to choose it.

    The challenge was developed by the team at …

  5. cathleennardi

    Letter to My 16-year old Self

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    Letter to My 16 year old Self (written for my granddaughter, Janie Rae on her 16th birthday)

    Listen to your heart.  Inside is a beautiful, intelligent woman who knows more than you realize, and she will never steer you wrong.

    The voice in your head is your conscience.  She knows …

  6. cathleennardi

    The Reflecting Pool: Why Do You Teach?

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    Sitting back reflecting on the whirlwind that was the 5 Habits of Highly Creative Teachers, a sort of MOOC that was the product of an idea and a passionate tribe, I am finally able to do what we asked each participant to do…reflect upon the experience.  You see, reflection is …

  7. cathleennardi

    Down the Rabbit Hole

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    “A metaphor for adventure into the unknown.”

    Years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Chogyam Trungpa speak in New York City.  At one point in his talk, he said “LEAP.”  I thought to myself, leap where?  And, as if he heard me, he said “It doesn’t matter where you …

  8. cathleennardi

    Creating Order out of Chaos

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    It is my nature to want to create order out of chaos.  This week Rhizomatic Learning has been extremely chaotic, so I’m going to try and make some sense of it here, although is is going to be more of a string of random ideas then a cohesive thought.  But…
  9. cathleennardi

    Moving Away from a Cut & Paste Culture

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    Image Courtesy of: explore.noodle.org (A discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity.)

    Just started Dave Cormier’s Rhizomataic Learning:  The Community is the Curriculum on the P2PU platform with 300 like minded individuals, many of whom I’ve met in the MOOCisphere in the past year — EDCMOOC, ds106, CICMOOC, …

  10. cathleennardi

    Tag You Are It – Blog Meme

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    Many thanks to Nancy White for tagging me in a blog meme –what a great way to reflect as 2013 comes to a close! Nancy was tagged on Ben Wilkoff’s blog, who was inspired by Dean Shareski’s post. I decided to follow Nancy’s lead – an excellent way to connect …

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    Tag You Are It – Blog Meme

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    Many thanks to Nancy White for tagging me in a blog meme –what a great way to reflect as 2013 comes to a close! Nancy was tagged on Ben Wilkoff’s blog, who was inspired by Dean Shareski’s post. I decided to follow Nancy’s lead – an excellent way to connect …

  12. cathleennardi

    Light My Fire!

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    When I first met Jack Matson, back in April on Maui, I never realized that I would be embarking on such an amazing creative journey.  Six months later, I am reminded of the metaphor I used to describe my experience in connectivist MOOCs and why I was enrolling in Creativity, …

  13. cathleennardi

    There is NO AWOL in #ds106

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    The past two weeks have been devoted to Audio in #ds106 and I feel like I have been unconnected.

    Fortunately, there is nothing like AWOL in #ds106, because there are……

    …notifications from the group on their Daily Creates, their radio commercials and teasers… or people like Ary Aranguiz who is …

  14. cathleennardi

    Standing At the Edge of the High Dive

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    The last time I can remember being at the edge of the High Dive was when I worked for a startup company that was hosting its first seminar (yes, seminar) for HR executives.  We needed a way to hook some bigwigs from Fortune 500 companies in order to fill the …

  15. cathleennardi

    Haiku in Haiku

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    It’s October! Write a haiku about any special October day When was the last time you wrote a Haiku?  5-7-5?  I am fortunate to live in Haiku, Hawaii and took the opportunity to make a Visual Haiku.  Quite frankly, I need to improve my GIMP skills, so it was a…
  16. cathleennardi

    We Are All [Artists]

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    We started off Design Week with inspiration from Tim Owens @timmmmyboy.  I loved it and used it as inspiration to create a Haiku Deck using all original photographs.  (First time ever!)

    We have been asked to reflect on all aspects of design — What is design? It is everywhere you

  17. cathleennardi

    How Do You Know You Are Learning?

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    List twenty ways you can document your learning. How many have you done this week? As you might imagine, because this was a written assignment (no frills, no pictures, no html code) I started to generate a list…and then half way through the exercise, I realized I needed to be…
  18. cathleennardi

    The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat!

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    Do you remember the iconic opening sequence to ABC Wide World of Sports from the 1970′s?  

    At the mid-point of this MOOC, we have been tasked to form collaborative groups to design and implement a project plan.  As a whole, chances are that 50% of the people who started the …

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