I have been thinking a lot about the EDU bubble. Not just the challenges that are created by it or the frustrations that arise from it, but also the composition of it. Honestly, it is way too easy to call out the competitive agendas that exist inside and outside the bubble...but what of the actual bubble? What is it really made of?
Its not surprising to me that I have started to look at the stories that emerge from the surface tension on the bubble. The spirit of Chasing Squirrels has always pursued the curious stories about the relationship between educator and system - more and more the convos have started to include the challenges of creating EDU spaces with the community included as a fully participating role.
And I have begun to appreciate the little bits of source code that are being written and rewritten there. The colocation of essential services that could support learning is one sample of the new thinking that is popping in the dialogue between systems.
German Villegas is the human behind the ModernManhood Podcast and he exists directly in that space 'between'. He spends his time working with youth and males in a human service capacity and supports conversations with men about their masculinity and what it means to be a modern man. I knew that this convo would tie in with the action on the bubble and would definitely illuminate some of the necessary work that needs to be done with many of the modern learners that I interact with on the daily. Please check it out.
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Song in episode: 8bit Detective by Bass Assassin is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.