monika hardy

Loveland, CO, United States

About monika

Bio

experimenting with the intersection of city and school. as the day.

An idea worth spreading

a narrative for 100% of humanity. a story about people grokking what matters. http://redefineschool.com/about/story/

I'm passionate about

equity - everyone getting a go

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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monika hardy
Posted over 3 years ago
Who should decide what the purpose of education is?
just talking to a friend who's returned home to india after 3 years. and one that lives in a town 20 min away. and a guy down the street. it is all over. we do have a lot of work to do. but i believe it can turn on a dime, if we're clever about zooming in and out, about true mathematical thinking. so that we can see that huge really isn't so huge if we do it together.. apart... together.
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monika hardy
Posted over 3 years ago
Who should decide what the purpose of education is?
we did present.. all the talks are archived here: http://globaleducation.ning.com/page/2011-conference-quick-links Carol did a keynote, which was excellent, and she also joined in our session. Carol has connected us to Manish in India. he is one of the narrators in schooling the world, and curator of one of the seven places Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze share in Walk Out Walk On. Isaac Graves of the patchwork school connected us to Yaacov Hecht and his education cities in Israel, his book, Democratic Education is excellent: http://education-cities.com/tag/yaacov-hecht/ we asked both Yaacov and Manish to join us at the global Ed conf... but neither were able to at that time. Yaacov is launching Ed cities in Puerto Rico in march. Deborah Frieze will be joining Paul Allison's edtechtalk session this wed 9pm est to talk about Walk On. if you're interested, follow Paul on google + and join his hangout at that time.
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monika hardy
Posted over 3 years ago
Who should decide what the purpose of education is?
Ruth - i esp love your last sentence.. managing what success is or what ed is for another is one of our biggest blind spots. this perpetual beta of learning and becoming happens in action. which means we're all in it and moving and being. always. facilitating the curiosities, the curriculum if we must, inside each person is where we are going to see the brilliance, the cultures of trust and gifting, needed to foster authentic and growing communities of practice. thinking we need to define ed or anything for that matter is something i've been thinking about. if we, as you say, are all influenced constantly every minute from our environment, a definition brings a closure, or a death even, to that aliveness. i love how John Hagel describes this here in his post about infinite games: http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2012/01/finite-and-infinite-games-which-game-shall-we-play-in-the-new-year.html Adam - we are venturing out into our community just now, starting up art of hosting type convos. [last influence for that from Meg Wheatley's Walk Out Walk On.] all people, coming together to decide what the questions are that we are about. i love Bunker Roy's recent TED of the barefoot movement. credentialing is truly from our community. how are they doing? how are you helping that?
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monika hardy
Posted over 4 years ago
How will you take part in JR's TED Prize wish?
great ideas. thanks for sharing guys. we're still mulling over what we'll do. hoping to find some spaces in our city to share stories (through the photos) in order to bring people together. we've been thinking.. a lot of youth photos.. because youth are wanting to help facilitate some good and some connections for our community. but we're also thinking combo photos, like JR did, of unlikely connections in the community.