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Old Dog, New Tricks, And Some
Options. As we get older, most of us realize jumping through
hoops of fire at the circus we call work isn’t worth the milk bone any
more. So, is it true? Can old dogs really not learn new tricks? By
Kellee K. Sikes. LiNE Zine, Fall 2000.
Old age's mental slowdown may be reversible.
A study with the world's oldest monkeys suggests the youthful brain's
sharpness can be regained by taking tranquillizers. From New Scientist.
May 1, 2003.
Prom time (less)
Before Vern and Elva Holman dance, they each hang their cane on a chair
back. It's Elva's first time on the dance floor since hip surgery in
August. She puts her arms around Vern's bow-tied neck. He encircles his
arms around her waist. By Mara H. Gottfried.
Pioneer Press. April 29, 2003.
Babies learn in their sleep
Scientists find infants pick up language even while dozing,
unfortunately the same is unlikely to apply to adults. From NewScientist,
Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
Learning, Play, and Your 8- to 12-month-old
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-month-old
Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old
Learning, Play, and Your Newborn
From her earliest days through toddler-hood, these articles offer
parents a glimpse of what their children are learning through play. From
KidsHealth.org, Spring 2003.
Raising Kids Who Love to Learn
Simple ways to encourage curiosity, inquisitiveness, and a passion for
knowledge. By Ginny Graves. Parents Magazine, May 2002.
Create a Learning Culture.
If organizations can sense and respond to emerging opportunities, there
is a good chance they will endure. If they can sense and respond to each
new opportunity with greater ingenuity and speed—that is, if they can
get better at getting better—there is a good chance they will bloom.
By Marcia L. Conner and James G. Clawson. Transforming Culture: An
Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.
Weeds: A Column About Thriving
When and Where It Matters. What if a
weed is a weed only because someone has said so? Not because
it lacks quality, character or true grit, but only because it
did not blend into the gardener's landscape design. The
enforcers of the corporate landscape weed out great ideas
before they have a chance to sprout—not to mention the
frequent extermination of brilliant employees through neglect
or a pink slip before their skills bloom.
By Kellee K. Sikes. 2001.
Learn from Life
At the Water Cooler of
Learning. Real learning....involves memory, synapses,
endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and
serendipitous moments we call informal learning. By David Grebow.
Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning.
Learning by Doing: Getting
Faster Every Lap. Doing is what causes all types of learning to
occur. Other ingredients of learning are purpose, nourishment, tenacity,
and time. By Jack Ring. Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on
the Power of Learning. June 2002.
Knowing What We Know: Supporting
Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Social Networks.
When we think of where people turn for
information, we usually think of databases, the Internet, intranets and
portals, or more traditional repositories such as file cabinets or
manuals. What we may not think of is one of the most crucial sources of
all: other people. By Rob Cross,
Andrew Parker, Laurence Prusak, and Stephen P. Borgatti. Transforming
Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.
How to Think With Your Gut.
How the geniuses
behind the Osbournes, the Mini, Federal Express, and Starbucks followed
their instincts and reached success. By Thomas A. Stewart. Business 2.0,