Tag: change

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What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind

Here at Never Summer, we have been working hard on a wide range of projects since edOS in June. We have been absent from the blog ūüė¶

edos-06-04-61Truly… we were stunned by the huge quantity of amazing work resulting¬†from the energy all educators brought to the table that day. We should have shared it all with you before now. Sorry. We just weren’t sure¬†what to do with everything we learned. We didn’t truly understand what we held in our hands. But we get it now. And we’re ready to move forward with a few insights and hope you will chime in and add to the deep conversation.

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How Change Begins

I have enjoyed many fine meals at The Broker Restaurants over the years. I will never eat there again.

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The Broker Restaurant in downtown Denver.

The owners are not motivated to find a way to get people with disabilities into their dining room. Located in the basement vault of the Colorado National Bank Building in downtown Denver, restaurant managers cited being on the historical register as the reason for not being required to comply with accessibility codes set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Are We Willing to Change Our Lens?

Change IS Hard

The hardest part about change is that it’s hard. No matter if we are talking about personal or organizational change. Real and lasting change requires sustained dedication to a cause. Quite honestly, that in and of itself, goes against the flow of¬†every fiber of being for those who live in the 21st century. Which is all of us. We are all about instant gratification these days. Sustained dedication is not the normal mode of operation.

Care Enough

A student left me this message on my whiteboard.

Anymore, we are socially/ emotionally/ developmentally and professionally conditioned to resist change. Which on the surface appears ironic, and even untrue, given the outrageous, incredible blur of speed that dictates our everyday pace these days. Looking from the outside in, any stranger might rightly assume we all embrace change in this modern-day whirlwind of a culture. So not the case.