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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2000 Great!

I was musing today about all of the amazing adventures we have had during the past year. It truly was a significant start for Imagine Learning. None of it would have been possible without all of you. From the students at the Academy of Art University who have worked so enthusiastically, to my dearest friends in Seattle who gathered round the table for two days; from all of the Listening Session participants, to many new supporters around the world (especially you Josselyn); from Jean Marie helping shape the entire process and rounding up students all over Marin, to my incessant tweaks, worries and wonderment; and from Stella coming on board and making a huge change for the better to the Listening Session questions and contributing so deeply to the overall conceptual idea, to meeting the most progressive educators in New Zealand, I say thank you!

Thank full, great full to all of you. Have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Center School in Seattle is set for Jan. 13

We are excited that our newest Listening Session is going to take place at the Center School in Seattle on January 13th. This will be our first domestic session outside of the Bay Area! So many thanks to school principal Lisa Escobar for her support and help in making this happen! Seattle here we come!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is Jakarta Next?

Oh yeah! I just got off the phone with Aleima Soeparto and she has been lining up at least two Listening Sessions in Jakarta for after the first of the year. Thank you Aleima!!!!

For those of you who have not met her, she is a graduate of the Academy of Art and was one of my students. She works now as an account planner in Jakarta. She is an original, pioneering member of the Imagine Learning team.

So we are going to work together to discuss whether we will go there, or she will lead them herself. Aleima is a veteran of Listening Sessions, so she knows how they work. She also could be the first to test the Field Guide. Wow. Awesome. Wonderful!