Last year I left for the Pacific North West to support a community as an Agile Learning Facilitator. This was my first solo facilitation experience and also my first ever involvement in anything related to educating youth. Running off to the other side of the nation to do something I’d never done was scary and …
Vacation – Week 7, 8, 9 in Oahu
I’ve been having such a blast up in here in Waialua that I missed 2 weeks of reflective blog posts! I started week 7 with cutting open some coconuts fresh off the tree, best water I’ve ever had. Later that day my friend Katie flew in. She is the same friend who came to Everett Washington just over a …
Daily Intention Board
After sharing an awareness that ALC Oahu wasn't marking down individual intentions at the opening meeting each day one of the facilitators came up with an elegant solution in the form of the Daily Intention Board. Everyone puts their intentions on the board and marks intentions they wish to share. At the end of this board is referenced for reflection.
Staff CMB at ALC Oahu
For community agreements involving only the staff ALC Oahu created a staff Community Mastery Board. It is useful for determining community norms, building agreement around which tools to use, and a way to support interpersonal boundaries and growth. Due to ALC Oahu staff often working remotely it was decided to digitize the CMB. Click to learn more about that process.
Gameshift Board for ALC Oahu
I was asked to introduce Gameshifting to ALC Oahu to help structure their meetings more intentionally. I introduced the concept, co-created it with the community, then worked with them to implement it into their daily practice. Click to learn more about what Gameshifting is and how I went about creating ALC Oahu's board.
First day in Hawaii
Landed in Honolulu the other night and went directly to my first day at ALC Oahu. Met @dyson, @adrianna, and Seamus along with @ninablanco and @mandyjayh. We drove out to Baby Makapu’u Beach and went snorkeling. Mandy lent me her mask and snorkel because the water is “too cold”. Lucky for me I did the Polar …
Four Step Game Development
I’ve been binge watching Mark Brown’s Game Maker’s Toolkit series on YouTube. Mark is a game critic that has been creating these video reflections on games, typically on aspects of their mechanics. I’d like to discuss one of Mark’s videos called Super Mario 3D World’s 4 Step Level Design in which he looks at the super successful …
ALF Cheat Sheet v 0.3
I’ve updated the ALC Network Cheat Sheet and updated it to a more accurate title. The updates better describe some of the communication channels, add the new ALC WORKS! Trello board (formally the projects board) and bring in a whole new column that describes protocol in the network around what channels and infrastructure are used for …
ALF Weekend Fall 2015 Debrief
I’ve written up a post about this recent ALF Weekend over on the ALF blog, you can see it here.
Mapping my ALF Accountability: What I do and want to do
Last fall at ALF Weekend 2014 we participated in a game where we wrote out what we did, what we have “juice” for, what we want to be doing, and what action we are taking to get there. We wrote these down then went around the room and spoke them out to our peers, then everyone would …