I visited Nogales, Sonora today in my capacity as Executive Director of CCLAC, Inc. (Creative Communication and Learning Advisory Council, an Arizona based Digital Education Non-Profit Corporation), along with Mike Rohrbach, the founder and Emeritus Strategic Planner of CCLAC, at a Convenio signing ceremony in agreement with COBACH Nogales for their implementation of a GCC (Generations Communication Center) in the library of this 1,500 student College Preparatory High School.
The Cycle of Growth
It was 2002, and I received the call from Dr. Carroll Rinehart.
"Rinehart here... we're having coffee."
I knew who Carroll was and I was intrigued to be receiving a call from this legendary educator. A contemporary of Fred Rogers, a Lowell Scholar, the Co-Founder of the OMA Foundation, the former Director of Elementary School Music for TUSD, prolific author, and former professor of music education at the University of Arizona. Carroll and I knew of each other, and while I was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Arizona, the then "retired" Dr. Rinehart hadn't showed any interest in connecting with me. To be fair, I had not showed any interest in connecting with him.
Little did I know that this one cup of coffee would lead to one of most life-changing mentors.
Business and government models are being disrupted because of the indisputable and continuously increasing metamorphosis to the digital workplace and digital world.
Flipped Teaching and Learning
If you're like me, you think of "learning," but backwards. And it turns out that's a good place to start because formal learning for at least 150 years has been seen as adult teaching a child in a formal setting such as a school.
Leaning into Random Conversations
When I was a child, our lush, humid Maryland summers often forced me and my family onto our front porch. We had no air conditioning.
My mother had grown up in Baltimore City, with its famous white marble steps, and sitting out on the front porch in the evenings was just what we did. We watched traffic go by, chatted with neighbors out to water their yards, and -- most importantly -- we just talked.
How to create a healthier brain and elevate your energy!
Did you know that you can improve the speed and function of your brain with the kinds of fats and oils you cook with and eat? Well, you can! I have done this for many years and I suggest you keep reading this, and make these simple additions to your daily and weekly routine.
How to improve how you connect with others and yourself
Have you ever been stuck in a conversation, where you don't know what to say?
How can adults (parents, teachers, mentors, etc.) help young people to learn the necessary skills for success in life? While it's true that young people need the care and support from the adults in their life, adults sometimes tend to over-protect their children, to the extent that there is now a meme known as "helicopter parents", which is related to tiger moms, or soccer dads, who are afraid of letting their kids make mistakes.