This month of November we're asking: How can better understanding my relationship with failure and my practice of feedback support us as educators for more regenerative futures?
Workbooks are available for anyone to purchase separately for instant download, and is included in We Are Verbs tiered memberships.
Each month, we choose a theme that will help us better understand who we are as educators, and how we can move the needle towards more life (including for ourselves)!
This month we're asking: how can digging into the topics of failure & feedback support us as educators for more regenerative futures?
Enjoy 27 pages of reflective questions, poems, metaphors, and resources aimed at uncovering pain, failure, understanding our unique selves, designing feedback loops in living systems, and more.
This workbook is for anyone who spends time facilitating learning experiences of others (aka "an educator"), including: classroom teachers, community educators, homeschool parents, school administrators, instructional coaches, ed consultants, and more.
This workbook is available for anyone to purchase separately for instant download, and is also included in We Are Verbs sliding scale, tiered memberships, starting at $5. Members at the Workbook + Workshop Tier or higher can access the live links and workbook at weareverbs.circle.so
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failure & feedback
Immediately receive a link to watch this month's replay of the workshop.
november 16 core workshop:
We Are Verbs monthly Core Workshops use the monthly focus to help us in our personal life and our practice as educators working for regenerative futures. The monthly theme gives us one entrypoint into understanding our role as an educator in a living system, not a machine.
This month we're focusing on what feedback and failure means from a living-systems perspective, and you'll leave with a better understanding of how to create structures for feedback that move you (personally or professionally) towards more thriving.
We're taking an honest look outside of a mechanical paradigm for how feedback could work better. Then, we're re-thinking the feedback process based on structures within a living system for feedback we receive and feedback we give. Can't come live? If you register, a recording will automatically be sent to you as a We Are Verbs member within 24 hours. However: there's something special that happens in a synchronous space, and we would love to meet you live!
This workshop is open to anyone to enroll in as a non-member but is included in the We Are Verbs tiered and sliding-scale memberships, starting at $5.
Members at the Workbook + Workshop Tier or higher can access the live links and recording at weareverbs.circle.so
FEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR SELF-OBSERVATION AND SELF-GOVERNANCE IN OUR LEARNING SPACES.
In addition to our Core Workshops, we offer two other community connection points each month. They are a little more casual and co-creative.
These are only available to our We Are Verbs members at the Meaning Making Tier (sliding scale starting at $10, which also includes the monthly workbook and Core Workshop)
Community skillshare: recording available
NOVEMBER COMMUNITY SKILLSHARE: Doing Gatherings Better- From Holiday Hangs to the English Lit Class You Teach
11/21, 7-8 EST, recording available for now on We Are Verbs, the Meaning Making Tier.
BOOK CLUB FOR NOVEMBER: Entangled Life
11/30, 7-8 EST, no recording
On 11/30, we'll finish our seasonal discussion on Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake. No need to have attended the first two meetings!
The purpose of why we're reading this book in this group: "My exploration of the fungal world has made me reexamine much of what I knew. Evolution, ecosystems, individuality, intelligence, life-- none are quite what I thought they were. My hope is that this book loosens some of your certainties, as fungi have loosened mine." (Sheldrake)
So far, we've marveled at how mushrooms are wild.
We chatted about how learning to operate like a living system from mushrooms. How they can teach us about being in place. How they put their feelers in all directions and quickly prune back.
They are flexible, resilient, wise, seemingly unbiased! We talked about senses and perceptions-- what "seeing" means without eyes and "hearing" means without ears... and some fun thought experiments that our students could potentially get into.
We've discussed so many other amazing "tangents" that aren't tangents because it's a book club and all thoughts are welcome 🙂
You should come!