(Missing The) Curious Kids…

Travelling is tough for many reasons, none more than missing my beautiful kids. Nine timezones away, missed calls, I turn to Vine to let them know I miss them… I miss my family! In Trondheim. vine.co/v/b90p01MlBtX — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) May 22, 2013 Now I want them to make one make for me! ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading (Missing The) Curious Kids…

Curious Kids: 24/7 Learning

A drop-in to Mario’s coffee shop on Main Street for some R&R but, for the kids, there is no such thing. Constant runs to the bookshelf to refresh reading opportunities. A book in Romanian, no problem, there is still something to learn. For the parents, too. Every day is a learning day. #curious kids reading, reading, reading. vine.co/v/b0DHzIzUwE6 — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) May 12, 2013 ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading Curious Kids: 24/7 Learning

Curious Kids: Going That Extra Step

I watched my kids get face painted the other day. Nice butterfly! Oh, a heart! And then, when I turned my head, first a clown face, then socks and mittens, then strange arm and leg hieroglyphics. Final result? A new body of paint. Watching the process of more, of extra, of what if…and why not…marvellous. It all came off in the shower, eventually. My children remind me again, over and over, what it is to be in the moment, learning, moving forward. Thanks, m’dahlings. ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading Curious Kids: Going That Extra Step

The Future of…Work Is Learning; And Learning Is the Work

Last week, under my Curious Kids tag, I relayed this concise learning message: We use two metrics: Is your child engaged? Are they happy? If not, they’re not learning. – Matt Goldman @BlueSchoolNYC Of course, after thinking about my kids I also applied this maxim to myself, and to colleagues. It seems equally apropos. I am a huge fan of Harald Jarche’s work. His maxim, in the networked age, is: Work is learning and learning is the work. If that is true, then, just as with children, we should ensure that the work – and the learning –  allows us to … Continue reading The Future of…Work Is Learning; And Learning Is the Work

Curious Kids: Dance Like A Butterfly, Sting My Heart Like A Bee

Head down, working hard, trying to. Get. Stuff. Done. Then Lola, sweet Lola, brings me back. Be. Here. Now. Lola ” dancing like a butterfly” – and stinging my heart like a bee. vine.co/v/bUrrUib0Feb — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) April 19, 2013 If only I could remember to Vine with the camera the right way round! ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading Curious Kids: Dance Like A Butterfly, Sting My Heart Like A Bee

Curious Kids: The Child’s Clear Eye

As a parent, I want so much for my children, to move beyond me, to avoid my mistakes, to change the world through them being… It is Lola’s fifth birthday party today. Her attitudes are changing. She is growing up. I am not sure I am very good at encouraging it, but if there is one thing I hope she holds on to, it is the child’s clear eye: “Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions, and abstractions. … Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has … Continue reading Curious Kids: The Child’s Clear Eye

Curious Kids: The Sacred YES.

I am one parent like millions of others who has been inspired, glavanized, motivated by my children and my responsibility as a parent. Children have as much to teach as to learn, parents know that. I try my best to take it all in and reacquaint myself with my inner child. I know there is valuable learning for me, right here, right now. Here are two quotes gleaned from the genius creative combinatorialist @brainpickings. From Nietzsche‘s Thus Spake Zarathustra (free ebook): The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a self-propelled wheel, a first movement, a sacred … Continue reading Curious Kids: The Sacred YES.