Learning is not linear, we know this. Rather, learning is iterative.The Game Has Changed – Cornelius Minor | CTRH! 2023 – YouTube
We can create space for iteration. We can create space for failure and revision.Keynote: The Game Has Changed – Cornelius Minor | CTRH! 2023 – YouTube
Innovation means that we learn through iteration.Conference to Restore Humanity! 2023: Cornelius Minor Q&A – YouTube
[When we reward first attempts], “we are not honoring a kid’s proficiency, rather we are honoring their privilege”.Keynote: The Game Has Changed – Cornelius Minor | CTRH! 2023 – YouTube
I love the focus on iteration in Cornelius Minor’s keynote for the Conference to Restore Humanity. It speaks to my tech worker, open sourcer, hacker, project manager heart. Our community iterates in the open on our website at stimpunks.org. We have almost 700 pages on our website. They are all living documents in various stages of development. They are iterated continuously in a “default to open”, “blameless postmortem” culture.
We encourage iteration. The mercy built into iterative cultures is vital to learner safety.
The moral imperative to grant learner safety is to act first by encouraging the learner to learn.The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety (p. 45)
Mercy is necessary to learner safety.
“Retesting clearly works, so I give endless chances. If you’re willing to work, there’s always mercy. You can try again.”Craig B. Smith
Iteration is messy.
If you want this beautiful spring day where kids are speaking and contributing and collaborating and being thoughtful, we’ve got to walk through some really messy stuff.
You don’t get vintage wine without the aging process, but one of the things that people want to do in schools is they want to skip the aging process.
The way forward is really, really messy, and I think I’m okay with that.Conference to Restore Humanity! 2023: Cornelius Minor Q&A – YouTube
Our spiky profiles are messy.
One of the primary things I wish people knew about autism is that autistic people tend to have ‘spiky skills profiles:’ we are good at some things, bad at other things, and the difference between the two tends to be much greater than it is for most other people.Autistic Skill Sets: A Spiky Profile of Peaks and Troughs » NeuroClastic
Which is why we like to reframe “messy” as “embracing multiplicities”.
Multiplicities are an intention: We build the best collaboration, the deepest learning, when we expand the opportunities for complex vision.Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools | Wiley