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The more you give, the more you receive. #SomeThingsMoneyCannotBuy
Who Really Benefits from Volunteerism? - Obsidian Learning
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#mLearning - When it's awesome, and when it's not.
 
Did you miss out on last month's Obsidianchat special guest, Chad Udell from Float, join in the conversation about mlearning? Read the recap on our blog: http://obsidianlearning.com/may-2016-obsidianchat-summary/
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For anyone who creates, but especially for writers and song smiths, this interview peeks into Paul Simon's creative process. You will probably recognize "trial-ing and error-ing" and other bits as well.

"There's a lot of trial and error that goes into the record making process for me. Most of the time I enjoy it immensely, except for when I get frustrated and I'm 'trial-ing' and 'error-ing' but I'm more 'error-ing' than 'trial-ing.' You keep doing it until it feels right. And when it doesn't feel right, the ear goes to the irritant. The thing that doesn't feel rights eventually gets on your nerves to such a degree that you finally pull it out. It may take a while before you recognize that you really don't like a certain thing. Because you start off saying, 'It's okay. It's not my favorite part, but it's okay.' And usually that's about denial because you've worked on it a long time."
Paul Simon talks about his upcoming album, Stranger To Stranger, and why it may be his last, at least for a while. He also shares the new song, "The Werewolf."
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"Back to Basics" on Instructional Design - fundamentals to always keep in mind for effective training design
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Engaging learners--it's all about them.
"The first step, says Sadler, is to teach Socratically...asking questions and having students think out loud. This works much better than lecturing.
"Teachers who find their kids' ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating," he says.
Successful science learning starts with understanding student misconceptions, argues a Harvard professor.
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#LSCon  4 Highlights from Learning Solutions Conference, from humanity to science & magic to Sketchnoting and what's in and out in the learning industry. From +Monica Savage of +Obsidian Learning. 
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"...thinking is to be a corrective in our life — it’s not supposed to be a center of our life. Living is supposed to be the center of our life, being is supposed to be the center — with correctives around, which hold us like the skin holds our blood and our flesh in. But our skin is not a way of life — the way of living is the blood pumping through our veins, the ability to sense and to feel and to know. And the intellect doesn’t help you very much there — you should get on with the business of living."
 
RT @brainpicker: Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity https://t.co/mLZzioa0fW
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#learningfundamentals #truedat "We only think deeply about things we care about."
"...understanding emotions is...about the meaning that students are making—that is, the ways in which students and teachers are experiencing or feeling their emotional reactions and how their feelings steer their thoughts and behavior, consciously or not."
"...meaningful learning is actually about helping students to connect their isolated algorithmic skills to abstract, intrinsically emotional, subjective and meaningful experiences."
Understanding how deeply connected emotions are to learning can help reframe the conversation around what works in schools.
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mLearning Twitter chat at 2 PM CST on #ObsidianChat  - join us! or just lurk and hear what Chad Udell and the other experts have to say
 
What day is it?! #Obsidianchat day! Join us on Twitter, along with industry mLearning expert, Chad Udell from Float, at 2pm CT. This month's topic is mobile learning.
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To prove your training is effective and worth funding, here are the evaluation fundamentals you need to bake into the design.
from +Monica Savage at +Obsidian Learning 
Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business.
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Book Giveaway from +eLearningArt: 5 winners will receive Visual Design Solutions, the practical eLearning design reference book written by +Connie Malamed aka the eLearning Coach.  Nice!
5 lucky winners will each receive a copy of Visual Design Solutions, a practical eLearning design reference book written by the ”eLearning Coach,” Connie Malamed. Visual Design Solutions, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a go-to resource that I keep close to my work station. Plus, it has a pretty amazing rating on Amazon, so I’m not the only one who thinks it’s great. The eLearning Coach takes a practical approach in this book and uses many images and ex...
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Instructional Designers - Here's an online workshop to give you the basics for "Design for the world beyond SCORM" in just 4.5 hours total. Get what you need for xAPI design!
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Fiction writer. Owner/CFO of Obsidian, a learning consulting/development company (www.ObsidianLearning.com).
Employment
  • Obsidian
    Owner, CFO, 1998 - present
  • Writer
    present
  • Obsidian Art Space
    Board Member, 2011 - present
  • The Big Life Project
    Contributor / Owner, 2011 - 2013
  • DACG
    Operations Manager, 1991 - 1996
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Houston, TX - Llano, TX - Georgetown, TX - Koblenz, Germany - Osnabrueck, Germany - London, England - Aki, Japan
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Entrepreneur. Writer. Sometimes Blogger at The Big Life Project. I write coming-of-age novels about adults with messy lives.
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What I Love / What I Do

I write novels with messy, imperfect characters who still manage to grow and love and live big.

I am fascinated with the same thing in real life: people telling stories about how they make choices and live their lives to the fullest...especially after setbacks and losses. Regrowing my life during / after chronic illness was my inspiration to blog on TheBigLifeProject.com, part of my effort to fulfill the tagline's promise: *Grow Your Heart. Live Big.*

I work part-time at Obsidian (ObsidianLearning.com), a learning consulting / development company I founded 16 years ago to be "The Place I Want to Work." I am proud of the cutting edge work we do in learning, and of the employees and culture that keep us both sharply competitive and fully, compassionately human.

Before settling in Houston, I grew up in an artistic family on a cattle-ranch in the Texas Hill Country, then hopped back and forth as a student between Georgetown (Texas), Germany, England and Japan. I still love to travel, though my destinations now involve nature and loved ones rather than big cities.

Education
  • Southwestern University
    Sociology, German, 1987 - 1990
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