Posts Tagged ‘Diane Huckabay’

Lifelong LearningTonight’s guest was Elaine Biech, who joined Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, and Paul Signorelli.  Elaine is the author of the recently-released book Skills for Career Success: Maximizing Your Potential at Work (her 86th book!). She is also the author of The Art and Science of Training.  We talked about life long learning as well as her process for writing a book. Elaine said she can write a book in two weeks (by focusing only on writing the book)!

With a group of writers on the podcast, we had to ask about her process for writing a book. Elaine secludes herself when working on a book, and has other people handle email, etc.. She names the chapters, then organizes her materials. She noted that she writes chapter 1, which introduces the book, last. Elaine does not write in order.  Jumping around works for her.  This sounds simpler than what it likely is!

Elaine’s most recent book was born out of notes she has taken for 15 years, and skills, etc., that she knew worked.  (This book was her passion.) Among her notes, she amassed 51 skills that she writes about in the book.  She notes that we all need to be accountable for our own professional development. While our organizations likely have plans for us, we need to know what we want and then grow towards that. What is meaningful? What do we find inspiring?

Maurice did a really nice job interviewing Elaine and getting her to talk about skills and strategies.

By the way, ATD has done an interview with Elaine, which you might want to read.

You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe as well as on your favorite podcast platform. Our next episode will record on May 20 at 9 p.m. ET and we’ll be talking about writing and spreading the knowledge.

 

 
 

Man with hedphones holding a phone and sitting in front of a laptopOn the call were Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, and Paul Signorelli. Our topic was adult education theory and we began our focus on Malcolm Knowles.  Is andragogy truly different from pedagogy? Is adult education different than what we do (or should do) with K-16 students? We recognized that there were different traditions in this (e.g., European versus U.S.).  During our talk, we mentioned other people who have written and theorized on this.  This was a fast moving – and focused – conversation.

Since Jill edits this blog, she will mention this quote from “Various ways of understanding the concept of andragogy”:

There was a need to shape a form of education that could contribute to justice and peace and that would show that the societies in question had learnt lessons from the racial hatred and intolerance that accompanied the war. This led to rapid growth in the field of adult education after World War II.

You can listen to the episode on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts. Our next show will be on May 6.

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On the call were Alexandra (Alex) Almestica, Tom Haymes, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. We began with Jill giving an overview of why she wrote five blog posts (below) on diversifying library staff. We then launched into a lively and informative conversation about diversity in the profession. We provided stories from our own lived experiences as we talked about this complex problem. We recognized the lack of data that could help us understand aspects of the problem, and why that data doesn’t exist.  In the end, we acknowledged that this is a problem that some just don’t understand. And if don’t understand it, you can’t address it.

You can listen to the show on Talkshoe and through your favorite podcast service. Our next show will be on March 25, 9 p.m. ET on Talkshoe.

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Slides from Tom HaymesOn the call were Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, and Maurice Coleman to talk about the ShapingEDU Winter Games. All sessions from this three-day event were recorded and archived on YouTube. We had a lively conversation and you’ll have to listen to the show for the tidbits.

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The T is for Training crewOn our traditional year-end wrap show, Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Paul Diane Hackabay talked about:

  • The need for high speed internet access is
  • The need for good technology in front of you for the training that you’re taking
  • Online virtual conferences
  • When should you do online versus in-person training/conferences
  • What is important and what isn’t came into focus
  • Building virtual communities
  • The home working space, glimpses into people’s lives, and what interrupts the meeting
  • What online learning and what it means to us
  • Breakout rooms in online learning (Paul referenced the work of Sardek Love.)
  • The need for good institutional support
  • Managing expectations

This was definitely a lively show. Yes, a good look back at the year, along with some laughter and tears. The next show would be on New Year’s Eve (a.k.a., T is for Training: The Home Alone/Together Again Episode on New Year’s Eve), but instead will be on January 14, 2021. We look forward to see you then!

 

Kinetic 1042It’s no surprise to any of us that we have had to question a lot of our assumptions over the past few months; and it’s even less surprising that reversing our assumptions and taking actions or working under conditions that are the opposite of what we are used to doing has produced some positive results.  What’s are opposites?

The opposite -With this technique, you consider the exact opposite of what you would normally think or do.  For example, libraries are considered safe places.  What is the opposite of being a safe place and what ideas does that generate?  This can lead to some wild stuff and also some very interesting ideas that would be worth investigating.
We began by talking about our assumptions when the stay at home COVID-19 orders started and took it from there.  A lively show of busting assumptions and thinking of opposites.  On the call were a silent Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli.

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UntitledOn this week’s call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Tom Haymes.  Maurice began by listing off things that have occurred since January. Wow. Even though our national news is causing us angst, there is some good news in our libraries as they begin to reopen. (Or this isn’t good news if you are part of #CloseTheLibraries.) At any rate, as trainers-teachers-learners, we talked about what this re-opening means for our libraries and academic institutions in terms of teaching and learning. Give a listen then join us on June 18 for our next show.

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The T is for Training GngOn the call were Tom Haymes (first timer), Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.  Our topics was born out of the ShapingEDU face-to-face unconference, which occurred two weeks ago, and that had to shift online due to COVID-19.  How did they rapidly transition from onsite to online learning?

We began with talking about ShapingEDU, then shifted to talking about moving face-to-face campus classes online, and then to impact of bad Internet access.  We covered a lot of ground!

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Started up my Bullet Journal at work today - loving the Bullet Journal book @rydercarroll sent for me to test out. @leuchtturm1917 books are pretty great!Tonight we had Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay (in chat), and Maurice Coleman to talk about the changes that occurred this year.  Maurice started us with an article we had referenced during on Jan. 4, 2019 episode (Top 7 Tips) and we took off from there! From Bullet Journaling to the demise of the Super Shuttle to augmented reality to forced tech upgrades, we covered a lot of ground!

You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe and wherever you get your podcasts.

In 2020, we may record an episode on January 2, if we’ve survived New Year’s.  Otherwise, we will record on January 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Phoenix bird imageAfter an absence, T is for Training is back!  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about online learning, digital literacy, learning to learn, and learning as you go.  Our library staff need to be able to understand technology basics and then be able to learn in the moment, when necessary.  Near the end, we talked a bit about ransomware, which has been hitting some libraries in the U.S.

Maurice is suggesting that T is for Training record every two weeks on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET.   The next one will be on Sept. 26. You can listen to this show on TalkShoe.

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