On the call were Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Laura Fothergill, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman. We talked about the article “Use ‘Metaphorical Scaffolding’ to Learn the Hard Stuff,” by Charles Chu, from The Polymath Project site. We also spent time talking about how we have used metaphors in our training and then digressed into talking about the new TalkShoe interface.
A great quote from the article is:
High-level thinkers are not dark magicians — they’re smart-but-otherwise-ordinary people who’ve picked up some interesting tricks.
You can listen to the entire show on the TalkShoe platform (53 minutes). One reason, by the way, to listen to the entire show is that you can hear a group of technical people learn and adapt to a new Internet platform on the fly.
Thinking About This Specific T is for Training (and the new TalkShoe interface)
Being forced into using new technology without training is like turning four year olds loose is a playpen.
Using new technology can be like falling asleep and waking up in a new place, and finding that everything you knew was gone and you only understood every third word of the language you heard.
TalkShoe, the service used to host and record the shows, has updated itself – and did this throw us for a loop! Please take a moment and give our page a look. Also notice that it now displays how many times T is for Training has been downloaded just from TalkShoe! Wow…you all love us!
Along with the change in look, the phone number to call into the show has changed. It is now (605) 562-0444. Our show ID has remained the same (24719).
And So a Reminder
You can now stream/download episodes of the show back to January 2015. To download an episode, you click on the episode, then look in the upper right corner for the three dots. From there you can either download the episode or link to the episode recording.
Episodes previous to that were lost in the great Talkshoe Server Fail of 2018.