Take your learning to the stratosphere with flow

After about ten minutes of thought, I began to lose myself in the variations. It is a strange feeling. First you are a person looking at a chessboard. You calculate the various alternatives, the mind gaining speed as it pores through the complexities, until consciousness of one's separation from the position ebbs away and what... Continue Reading →


Take a walk and increase your creative output by 60%

Image source The following is the second post in a four part exploration series on the known stages of Flow as defined by the Flow Genome Project, an organisation dedicated to furthering the research on optimal performance and human potential. This builds on the extensive research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In my last post, I explored... Continue Reading →

Embrace the struggle and get into FLOW

"Flow is the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it." Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow The following is a four part exploration series on the... Continue Reading →

What I learned from a visit to the best school in the world

Recently, I had the great pleasure of visiting High Tech High in San Diego. High Tech High is continually touted as one of the best schools in the world and was a feature of the education documentary, Most Likely to Succeed. It has long been on my bucket list to visit so a huge thank... Continue Reading →

A way to breathtaking truth and discovery

Header image source: Unsplash So often the daily practice of writing can seem frustrating and lack purpose. There are the days that the words flow and there are the days that my brain goes missing in action. One of the ways that I jolt my writing into action is by typing up my post it... Continue Reading →

Great learning happens when teachers get out of the way of students

Photo by Jens Lelie I'm hearing this constantly on Twitter following some powerful student Ignite speeches at the recent ISTE conference in San Antonio. The implication that great student learning only happens when teachers get out of the way is a false dichotomy. It implies that the students succeed despite us. I bet behind the scenes... Continue Reading →

Want to actually have breakthrough success? Develop a daily habit!

And just like that, it was gone! It had such promise. It had been on your mind forever and you were determined that this time you had its measure. But it eluded you...again...as it always does. As the excuses pile up; "Life got in the way",  "I ran out of time", "It just wasn't meant... Continue Reading →

Books that have rocked my thinking this year

I love books. Since I could read I have had my head buried in a book. I read anything I could get my hands on. When I ran out of books, I reached for anything. Not sure there are many nearly 40-year-old males who have read all the Babysitter's Club books (Thanks sis). My local... Continue Reading →

Four strategies to help you build your writing capacity

Your laptop is ready. A cup of freshly brewed coffee sits next to you. You're ready. You sit poised. You start. Then nothing comes out. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Sound familiar? Writing is challenging. I'd like to say that the words flow from my fingers but I would be bullshitting you. There are days where it... Continue Reading →

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