Amy Collier joins me to talk about not yet-ness, geekiness, Jazzercise, Stevie Ray Vaughan, teaching, and learning.
Guest: Dr. Amy Collier
Amy admits to some shenanigans
Stevie Ray Vaughan sings Mary Had a Little Lamb
The great thing about Lego is that it gives kids these tools and they don't have to be built a certain way.” – Amy Collier
Vaughn builds Lego with instructions
Vaughn builds Lego without instructions
Thoughts on education and teaching
You can work with students to do something related to what you're talking about in class, but they can find creative ways to do things you might not have predicted.” – Amy Collier
…finding out what drives them, keeps them coming back, and helping them find their own voice – that's what education is about. That's where I find the most joy.”
- Not Yet-Ness
- Amy's post on Not Yet-Ness
- Jen Ross
- Creating conditions for emergence
- Living in that not yet-ness…
When you embrace not yet-ness, you are creating space for things to continue to evolve.” – Amy Collier
By not creating space for those things, we end up creating a more mechanistic approach to education, rather than something that feels more human and more responsive to our humanity.” – Amy Collier
- Domain of One's Own
- They have this flexible interface while also connecting to a community
How do we evolve the ways in which we understand what learning is?” – Amy Collier
More conversation is needed
Amy invites us to consider for which students not yet-ness works best and for which students might it cause some kind of disequilibrium that will cause them not to be successful in their educational experience?
More on not yet-ness
- Audrey Watters: Privileged Voices in Education
Doug McKee's advice: “Your job is to move them one step along a path. You can do that job no matter where they are when they enter your class.”
“These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced.” – Anne Lammot
We are human and our dance is one of the things that we bring to a human interaction.” – Amy Collier
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