Launching in The Time of COVID-19

Facing the Unexpected with Adaptability and Resilience

After many years of passionate immersion into Teaching, Learning, Making and Sharing, at the beginning of this year I was excited to rocket launch another new (ad)Venture, as Founder of Makerologie. I’ve worked extremely hard to arrive at this new milestone. Only this time, moments after stepping out of the capsule, the world turned upside down. While free falling, I’ve been very quickly trying to assess, “what is up and what is down?”. As it turns out, it’s all a matter of perspective. Becoming a resource for learning communities, just as schools and community centres were closing due to Covid-19, is well, just impeccable timing.

On Becoming a Lifelong Learner

The reinvention of my reinvention begins. I want a T-shirts that says, “Every day I wake up, I am starting something new . . . AGAIN”. This website will be a resource for you want to Make stuff for fun, for Educators who want to make learning visible or just to surprise yourself with experiencing something unexpected. Foundational learning happens in school, but impactful learning continues beyond commencement days and traditional school walls. In this blog I want to share the practical and philosophical spectrum of what it means to be a Lifelong Learner. I will share tips and tricks on Making, Thinkering, pursue Pedagogy and muse about the dispositions of what it means to be a “human-being” and not a “human-doing”.

Add a Dash of Growth Mindset

Whenever I introduce myself at the beginning of a workshop or class, I always share my age in the format of a version number, like software. As with software, each new version marks a milestone of new achievements. But just like updates, when you introduce new functions and capabilities, something that worked in a previous version, breaks. We are our own projects in progress, with minor and major updates. You are always unfolding into the next best version of who you are and what you will share with the world. There are many bugs and glitches along the way, but we decide what code is important to fix and what we need to delete in order to move forward.

The Best is Yet to Come

This Makerologie website and Blog is another opportunity for me to “walk my talk” and share how I continue to fall down and get back up again. I invite you to follow my journey and hope what I share with you is helpful as you become the next best version of you!