Friday, March 24, 2006

Room with a View

Deepak Chopra complete, I popped The Flowering of Human Consciousness by Eckhart Tolle into the tape player in my car. The tape begins with Tolle, speaking in a low, steady voice, inviting listeners (a live audience) to be present. He then introduces the gong or chime that he uses to get the audience's attention. It is piercing in its solitariness and call to 'presence.'

At the BAWB Summit in October last year, Nancy Adler spoke about creating learning environments . She ran quiet music and an slideshow of art and poetry and inspirational quotes behind her speech - it reinforced her content, but it wasn't the totality of her content. I was intrigued.

I'm interested in how our environments set the stage for and support our learning. Both Tolle and Adler seem to have found ways of introducing and creating learning environments. What can I learn from them about how to run project management meetings, for example? Or how to set the tone at home for the kids?


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