1. ‘you never know from where ideas will come

     From El Bulli Chef 

    EL BULLI - Cooking in Progress - Official USA Site, available on DVD and Download.

    This movie is making me think rather deeply about the process of ideas and innovation and how school limit the time and process needed to truly create “new” ideas.

    I have always seen human centered schools running on a different idea of time, one that is not fragmented and not blocked, but more organic. Time would only be structured so that is allowed for the maximum amount of learning.  That structured would be flexible and ever changing. Some days nothing would “get done” other days would be full of play. Other days would be nothing but focused uninterrupted work. Other days would have moments of flow and moments of laziness.

    What type of structure is best for learning? right now my answer is none… or it depends….

    what are your thoughts?

    (via humanscaleschools)

    Reblogged from: humanscaleschools
  2. humanscaleschools:

(via What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting :: Articles :: The 99 Percent)
“4. Sketch out their ideas.Even in our screen-obsessed era, effective innovators still hash out ideas on paper. (If you don’t believe me, check out this 99% talk from Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, who sketched out the original concept at age 15.) Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was also an inveterate sketcher. Bell’s notebooks reveal the inner-workings of a hyperactive brain: diagrams for crazy flying machines, sound devices, and even see-saws, drawn with a whacky artistic sensibility akin to that of Henry Darger or David Shrigley. “
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This whole article is brilliant. I like this one a lot. I have notice that notebooks or journal are being used more in classrooms in both elementary and high school, but what are we using them for? Are we using them to collect thoughts, ideas, creative projects… or just as another place to put down content, that only the teacher sees.
Love to hear examples of using notebooks/sketch books outside of the purely academic realms….
anyone doing that in their classroom?
-Adventures in Learning (via Human Centered Schools)

    humanscaleschools:

    (via What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting :: Articles :: The 99 Percent)

    4. Sketch out their ideas.
    Even in our screen-obsessed era, effective innovators still hash out ideas on paper. (If you don’t believe me, check out this 99% talk from Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, who sketched out the original concept at age 15.) Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was also an inveterate sketcher. Bell’s notebooks reveal the inner-workings of a hyperactive brain: diagrams for crazy flying machines, sound devices, and even see-saws, drawn with a whacky artistic sensibility akin to that of Henry Darger or David Shrigley. “

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    This whole article is brilliant. I like this one a lot. I have notice that notebooks or journal are being used more in classrooms in both elementary and high school, but what are we using them for? Are we using them to collect thoughts, ideas, creative projects… or just as another place to put down content, that only the teacher sees.

    Love to hear examples of using notebooks/sketch books outside of the purely academic realms….

    anyone doing that in their classroom?

    -Adventures in Learning (via Human Centered Schools)

    Reblogged from: humanscaleschools
  3. Human beings are by nature generators of ideas, what I didn’t understand was how it was that some children recognized the power of their ideas while others became alienated from their own genius. How did schools, in small and unconscious ways, silence these persistent playground intellectuals? Could schools, if organized differently, keep this nascent power alive, extend it, and thus make a difference in what we grow up to be?

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