I am looking at this site, and the journal entries. So sparse, but still honest and heart-felt. Kindof like the general participation at the moment.
I am pleased to see that indeed I have been working on the curriculum as I shared in the blog. We have created a number of self-published math coloring books, and have completed the first version of the Ambassadors of Kindness Handbook.
Looking back at the mistakes of the past, both in this project, and in my work elsewhere, I can see that what had been a barrier was that I didn't have things clear for others. People had a hard time seeing my vision. Trying to communicate what is in my head has been a process of trial and error. Most people don't think like I do. Most people want to see the plan all laid out, to have a list of things to do. I tend to work in the manner of successive approximation. I have the vision, it is in the distance, and I move towards it one step at a time. I can see when I am going off course and adjust as I go. This is hard for others, because it seems like I am changing the plan, but it is only that the plan is coming more into clarity as we start to move.
The choice to publish some of the curriculum has been a step towards making the vision visible. It has also been a joyful experience to see my inner ideas presented on the page. I am particularly excited to start working with our Level 1 Handbook. So beautiful to teach about the power of kindness.
An Idealist-Realist. Striving to Bring those Idealistic Dreams into Reality.