Monthly Archives: March 30, 2009

  • Philosophy of Tracking

    The Pedagogy of Play: Bite-Sized Pieces, Part IV

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    For background and context, read the first three in this series: The Pedagogy of Play: Bite-Sized Pieces, Part I The Pedagogy of Play: Bite-Sized Pieces, Part II The Pedogogy of Play: Bite-sized Pieces, Part III I went to the Indie Hurrican at Gamestorm 11 this weekend, a game convention. I playtested my fluency strategy (“bite-sized… Read more »

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    Interlude: Pithy thoughts on Appreciative Progress for Agile Teams

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    Several Ideas on a String I twittered some of these things and got a request to bundle them up into a blogpost; I usually use twitter- for my half-formed ideas, but I’ll still give this a go. The amount of background I need for the “roadmap” for Agile team proficiency has grown larger than I… Read more »

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    An Agile Roadmap: The First Iteration

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    I’ve saved the real zinger to kick this off; I haven’t seen anyone mention this, so pardon my ignorance if this has already come up in the dialogue over useful Agile learning models. But I have to ask: why do I mostly see in Agile culture the two learning models, Dreyfus and Shu-Ha-Ri, that both… Read more »

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    An Agile Roadmap: Using the Fluency Paradigm to take A Fresh Look at Shu-Ha-Ri and the Dreyfus model

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    Part I: THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES A Summary I’ve done some reading lately on models of learning out there in implementing some of my favorite process tools, and I’d like to put a puzzle together connecting all the pieces. In the Agile software world, the common learning models I see go by the names “Dreyfus… Read more »

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    What does Family mean?

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    Our connection to our own Family remains our greatest treasure, and our greatest challenge. Whether you choose to embrace this modern culture, and follow the values of material success, or you choose to rebel against it, and follow seemingly new values, you will almost certainly enact the same story: fleeing to another city, or even… Read more »

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    What does the College of Mythic Cartography mean?

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    The College of Mythic Cartography exists wherever Peers gather to tell meaningful Story about their relationship with the Land. College indicates a society of Peers, and peers-in-training, who prioritize communicating and collaborating on what they feel passionate about. Colleagues, working together in an egalitarian way, to caretake that which they love. Mythic refers to meaningful… Read more »

  • Philosophy of Tracking, Podcasts

    EPISODE 25: The Vision Thing

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    In this seemingly tangential podcast, I further explain the use of the sensory tune-up game, and talk about how every game we play has both diagnostic and therapeutic properties. I speak a little bit of the history of Vision Therapy, the improvement of eyesight without corrective lenses, tell my own story of recent radical vision… Read more »

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    “Where Are Your Keys?”, The Language Fluency Game

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    [UPDATE WINTER 2012: For my most current thinking on language acquisition and fluency, please see the free eBook at http://leanpub.com/gettingstartedlanghunt and explore the website at http://languagehunters.org. My language work has changed significantly – I’ve moved on from my former partnership at WAYK and am opening up thrilling new frontiers in this work!] Evan Gardner, a learning… Read more »

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    Fluency: Changing Our Paradigm of Learning

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    [UPDATE 2012: Out of my time at WAYK emerged the evolving craft of language hunting, which I continue to work on at at the 501(c)(3) non-profit Language Hunters, along with a growing community of staff and volunteers. I no longer work with Evan Gardner.] I’d like to prepare you for the next podcast interview with… Read more »

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    Animist Language

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    [Warning to sensitive e-prime ears; I use a lot of “to be” language in this article to make a point.] Animist language, otherwise known as intact, indigenous language, differs profoundly from all modern languages. Each belongs to an entirely different sphere of endeavor. Modern languages occupy themselves with encouraging their speakers to disassociate from the… Read more »

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    The Development of Language

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    I have refined a ridiculous theory based on pure speculation, concerning the development of language. I believe humans belong to that group of animals that we call “mimics”; the australian Lyre bird, the Parrot, the Mynah bird, Corvids (Jays, Crows, Ravens, Whiskey Jacks, Magpies), Octopi, Cuttlefish, Chameleons, Coyotes, all these animals specialize in a specific… Read more »

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    Building a Podcast Nest Egg

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    I’d like to keep the podcasts coming out, but I’ve already run up against the archiving limit at liberated syndication, the podcast hosting service I use. I downgraded the archive size over the winter, due to me thinking I wouldn’t put out more podcasts. Now I don’t have the funds to up the hosting again… Read more »

  • Podcasts

    EPISODE 24: The Learning Revolution

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    [UPDATE WINTER 2012: For my most current thinking on language acquisition, fluency, and learning, please see the free eBook at http://leanpub.com/gettingstartedlanghunt or the-almost-free Five Rules of Accelerated Learning and explore the website at http://languagehunters.org. My language work has changed significantly – I’ve moved on from my former partnership at WAYK and am opening up thrilling new frontiers in… Read more »

  • Podcasts

    EPISODE 23: “WHERE ARE YOUR KEYS?”: an Interview with Evan Gardner

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    [Please note: after a couple of years working with Evan Gardner, in 2011 I left our partnership and am now working on the Language Hunters project with a gifted team of new colleagues. Please check out the ebook the Language Hunter’s Kit, and the language hunters youtube channel with loads of free language game videos… Read more »

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    What does Storyjamming mean?

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    The only way back to life-affirming Story, lies in taking back the responsibility to tell it. I coined the word Storyjamming to refer to a specific style of collaborative storytelling. When jamming Story, the performers fill the role of the audience as they weave a story together, using one of very many story games to… Read more »