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We’re heading to NY, NY, day after tomorrow. We’re going to the Contact conference.  They are looking for the most innovative ideas for social change.

Imagine changing up the 7 hours a day we call school. For 12+ years. Along with the mindset that follows that for years to come. We think changing ed would no doubt be the most innovative idea for social change.

One thing in particular seems to be keeping people from this change. People are too busy.

People are amazing enough to learn whatever. Learning is amazing enough to not be defined by time and space. But most people don’t have time. Not enough time anyway. Most people don’t believe they have enough time to make change that matters, change that lasts.

In the lab this year, three kids decided they needed to resign from the publicly prescribed curriculum if they were going to be a part of this quiet revolution. They said they needed to own their time. That has amped up our new space, the be you house.

We are working out an overarching plan for change that questions our publicly prescribed learning/curriculum, rather than trying to improve the delivery of it. In order for that to happen, we all need time. We need spaces of permission to be, to trust, to do what matters most. Those spaces, are mostly a mindset. And they are mostly about believing you have time.

The cool thing is.. they also create time. They unearth time.

What we hope to gain from this trip, is to be one step closer to creating district and state and national and global spaces of permission, of time, …for you to be you.

ebook – if you prefer..  overlap kinks though…

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About monika hardy

experimenting with the intersection of city and school. http://about.me/monika_hardy

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3 thoughts on “busy

  1. Go Monika Go! This is an inspirational presentation of the work. And maybe you all can get to OccupyWallStreet too?

    Kirsten

    Posted by Kirsten | October 16, 2011, 8:16 am
  2. I love what you’re doing. I think you’re onto something with regards to spaces of permission and going beyond simply a better way to deliver content. Way to go!

    Posted by John T. Spencer | October 16, 2011, 10:20 am
  3. thanks guys. inspired by you – you know.

    Cathy Davidson is so sharp – her recent interview – plugging the main theme of her new book as — relax.

    http://spotlight.macfound.org/featured-stories/entry/qa-cathy-davidson-on/

    and then @royanlee just tweeted this incredible video – the chestnut tree:

    we can’t not.
    time is too important. because people are.

    Kirsten.. planning to occupy all we can. : )

    Posted by monika hardy | October 16, 2011, 12:16 pm

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