January 13

It All Comes Down to Process

Over two years ago, some wise CLMOOC participants launched the “postcard project.” Like all things CLMOOC, this is a low-key initiative people can participate in (or not) at whatever level they would like. I have received stacks of #postcards from others, and have sent… far fewer. Since I am enthusiastic about the worth of postcards and the human connections they reinforce, I decided to put some #fierce (my #olw2018) focus on it.

In the last few days, I sent 59 postcards. And, I don’t even have writer’s cramp! Because I “cheated,” and used a digitally-based #process to make it more efficient. In December, I participated in “#decdoodle,” a CLMOOC pop-up that invited people to create a themed “doodle” each day of the month. Many of these I did in the form of a collage that I assembled in Canva. On purpose. With the intent of using them for postcards.

To further streamline the process, I used TouchNote to write personalized messages, address the postcards, and mail them.

Process applies to most everything we do in life. How we scramble eggs. Or tie shoes. Sometimes when we consider process-based methodologies for classroom teaching and learning, we feel hesitant or overwhelmed. My recommendation? Tackle the steps in small bites. Play with the concepts. You will “fail.” So what? Learn from the experience, revise your approach, and move on.

Plaid to the Bone” by David Goehring  shared under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 license.

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Posted January 13, 2018 by inspirepassion in category clmooc, PBL, process-based

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I am a process-focused leader who uses collaboration, authenticity, and mentoring as key skills to inspire passion among learners of all ages. Aggregate eclectic professional experiences have honed my ability to coach others in designing and implementing courses of study using inquiry-/project-based learning (PBL).

4 thoughts on “It All Comes Down to Process

  1. Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba

    Charlene,

    Why I didn’t think of that? I am using pictures I took during Fleetweek 2000 as postcards. Yup! A long, long time ago. I shall be mailing yours sometimes next week.

    I am participating in #jandoodle. Doodling on card stock and using them for postcard is a nifty idea. Thanks.

    Best wishes.

    Purviben
    @trivediZiemba

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    1. Charlene Doland

      I’m glad you found my process useful. I’m NOT doing #jandoodle (although #decdoodle was great fun). I look forward to one of your creations arriving in my post!

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  2. inspirepassion (Post author)

    Thanks, Karen. I wouldn’t have been able to get so many done without using some digital tools. As it was, it took many hours. 🙂

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