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Selling Lamps

I stayed up late talking with Abe and woke up early to drive him to the airport. So I was pretty low energy today. Even though I ended up taking a nap today I feel like I got a lot done.

One thing I nailed today was getting down the morning and afternoon process:

Everyday

Morning

  • Check-in: let the group know how you are feeling so they know how to interact with you today.
  • Personal Kanban: we take a few minutes to write down personal intentions for the day. This can be done individually or in small groups.
  • Transition Game: something to change the energy level and get everyone standing up!
  • Set the Day Scrum: Coordinate with other people you want to play with, set times for activities, etc.
  • Set the Day: Set individual and group activities for the day.
    • Share Individual Intentions: while we set the day also share our intentions.

Afternoon

  • Reflections: We talk about successes and failures in achieving our intentions.
  • Blog Question: Decide what we are going to blog about today, we come up with a question and a list that aid in our reflection process.
  • Write Blog Post: We write on our blogs till 5pm, and finish later if need be.
  • Clean Up!
  • Closing Circle: For the very end of the day we choose a person at random to light a candle and ask a reflective question, like “what are you grateful for” This closes our day.

Weekly

Start of Week

  • group_kanban_possibleReview Possible Stickies: We look through the offerings that are on our group kanban
  • Add/Remove offerings: After reviewing current sticky notes we then remove stale ones and add new ideas or offerings.
  • Set the Week: Once we have an idea of what can be done we set the week.
  • Continue on to normal set the day…

End of Week

  • group_kanban_awarenessAwareness (“Change up Meeting”): This is where we review awarnesses and review our newly implemented solutions as well as check in on implementations we are practicing.
  • Continue with afternoon Process…

Selling the lamp

We were given permission to sell an old lamp that used to hang above our maker table.

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By using a simple Kanban we were able to clean up the thing and do some research on what it was worth and post it to craigslist, let’s see how it sells.

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After that I took a nap, then spoke with Tomis and Abe on the phone about future ALC stuff. Mainly about the ALF Summer program.

I then got started on drawing a thank you card for the Lothlorien Berkeley House where I stayed the other week when I was visiting Oakland. I’ll finish that later tonight.

New guests and parents arrived today and we had a big wonderful gratitude circle at the end of day.

As for our questions: What spirit animal were you today and why?

I feel like a bird, maybe an eagle, watching my hatchings starting to fly. I felt slow and tired today and the students were alive with creative energy. They are really kicking butt with Kanban and the cycle of intention setting/reflection.

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