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Journeys for the Well-Intentioned: Part 4

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. Los Altos, CA. © 2020 Ash Morgan

A note, with homage to Stephen King, to my Constant Reader: Struggle is essential to growth, and disruption precedes it. These journeys for the well-intentioned are not designed for passive consumption; they are invitations to question what you think you know and why you know it, to explore your own…


Journeys for the Well-Intentioned: Interlude

In the Heartland. Sangamon County, IL. © 2021 Ash Morgan

Joy can be found in the Heartland. It shines from the eyes of your not two nephew as he smiles at his mom from the arms of his mama. It drips from the red dressing dotting the best thin crust pizza from your childhood — unbeaten to this day.

So…


Journeys for the Well-Intentioned: Part 3

Borel Hill. Los Altos, CA. © 2021 Ash Morgan

A note, with homage to Stephen King, to my Constant Reader: Struggle is essential to growth, and disruption precedes it. These journeys for the well-intentioned are not designed for passive consumption; they are invitations to question what you think you know and why you know it, to explore your own…


Journeys for the Well-Intentioned: Part 2

Entelechy. Aurora, IL. Used with permission.

A note, with homage to Stephen King, to my Constant Reader: Struggle is essential to growth, and disruption precedes it. These journeys for the well-intentioned are not designed for passive consumption; they are invitations to question what you think you know and why you know it, to explore your own…


Journeys for the Well-Intentioned: Part 1

Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain. © 2017 Ash Morgan

A note, with homage to Stephen King, to my Constant Reader: Struggle is essential to growth, and disruption precedes it. These journeys for the well-intentioned are not designed for passive consumption; they are invitations to question what you think you know and why you know it, to explore your own…


Examining Why Stories Affect Us

Photo by Aaron Yang. © 2014

Sometime in July, the following viral short essay passed through my newsfeed on Facebook. Maybe it passed through yours, too. Maybe you even posted it. Regardless, give it a read, and as you do, pay attention to what you’re feeling.

I don’t know who wrote this but SOMEONE FINALLY put…


Examining Education in 2020: Part 3

Bamboo Forest. Maui, Hawaii. © 2020 Aaron Yang. Used with permission.

Introduction

In part two of this series, we examined the essence of the Educator, the nature of the Educator/Student relationship from each Level of Paradigm, and the value of disruption.

The pandemic has woken us up, breaking us free from our loops, highlighting the uneven online access to learning. And before…


Examining Education in 2020: Part 2

Thomas Eder Steig. Schellenberger Forst, Germany. © 2020 Ash Morgan

In part one of this series, we used the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic to examine the essence of the Student from four Levels of Paradigm and what that might reveal to us about education outcomes in the new reality of 2020.

Introduction

If a pandemic can be called useful, it…


Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash

To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.
-Roger Ebert

Disruption is essential to change. Small changes…

Ash Morgan

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