June 4, 2012 – Fellow edtech-ies (and anyone else who comes along), welcome to my blog. It is about as new as I am out here in the wide-open blogosphere.
The name for my blog came from a comment that one of my students made about a month ago when he read my email address and turned it into a question. He only intended to make the comment in jest, but I thought it was an insightful observation, so I named this blog after his comment.
I love to write both poetry and prose. Some of my entries are more poetic in nature while others are my typical verbose-manner of speaking. Somewhere between the two, I hope you can figure out what I’m trying to say.
I’m very passionate about simplicity, but my definition of this word has changed over the years. Initially, simplicity meant minimalism, clean lines, clear spaces, and concise speech, but as I have learned more about personality types, educational theories, right-brain thinking, and cloud formations, I have realized that simplicity isn’t an easy thing to define. My primary goal in creating this blog is to share what I have learned and will yet learn about simplification.
I am also very interested in learning more about the use of communities of practice in education. How can educators in any setting establish or capitalize on simple communities of practice. How can the education process itself be simplified? How can technology simplify learning and living?
You might find a post on this blog about using essential oils in hand-made soap, or a bit of poetry that I couldn’t contain any longer, or a long exposition on the need for situated learning as a vessel of simplification in learning environments. Welcome to my blog.