This week I’m participating in the Textbook and Academic Authors Association conference in Philadelphia! I will live-blog on MethodSpace to share ideas I glean from presenters and attendees. After the conference I will post a summary of my own presentations, with links to resources.
TAA is an association of and for writers from all disciplines. You can find my monthly TAA Abstract blog posts here.
Registration is not yet online, but save the date for a new class at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado! Two Hands has partnered with MakeMyNotebook, so each class member will choose how to customize their notebook.
We’ll explore art, nature, memoir or diary, and bullet journal approaches. We’ll look at the kinds of techniques you can use to reflect mindfully, capture observations, record thoughts, and plan important events.
Plan to join me in Boulder, or contact me to discuss a workshop in your own shop or organization.
Make Your Own Notebook
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 – 4:30pm
Does your group, organization, or business
need to get creative?
My creative interlude workshops are based on three principles:
- We need time to refresh our minds and spirits. We are collectively under stress from a tumultuous time and information overload. We spend too much time looking at screens (this from a digital geek!) and not enough time using our hands.
- You don’t need to be an artist to benefit from a creative experiences. We focus on process, not the product.
- You can do it! Start with some basic techniques, play and have fun!
Consider offering one of the following classes, or work with me to develop one that meets your specific needs.
Hands On Fountain Pens. Did you know Americans alone throw away at least 1.6 billion disposable pens every year? Learn the basics about how to buy, use, and maintain refillable fountain pens. Experiment with writing and drawing.
Wish You Were Here: Art Cards. Creating and sending small paintings is fun for you and will make the day of anyone who receives it. Learn watercolor and writing techniques that will make your cards stand out in a pile of junk mail!
Start Journaling. From to-do lists to life observations, journaling can be practical or reflective. Learn a variety of styles including bullet, art, nature, memoir, dream, and choose the ones that fit your life now.
Paper-Paint-Paper: Multimedia Collage. Who doesn’t remember the fun of cutting and pasting? Try a grown-up version with rice and decorative papers, and watercolor paints.
Contact me to discuss options for class length, size, supplies, and of course costs! Write to jsalmons[at]vision2lead.com.
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- social, group, team, and/or collaborative learning
- developing teams and partnerships
- teaching and learning theories
- instructional design
- learning activity, project, or assignment design
- mapping for learning project design
- teaching roles and practices
- facilitation roles and practices
- assessment strategies
- teaching online, blended, and/or face-to-face
- teaching in a flipped classroom
- teaching workshops or seminars outside of academia
- problem- or project-based learning
- experiential learning
- community internships, field, or service-learning
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