Friday, May 29, 2009

I to the power of you

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The child is made of one hundred

The child is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.

A hundred, always a hundred ways
of listening
of marveling
of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover 
a hundred worlds to invent 
a hundred worlds to dream.

The child has a hundred languages
( and a hundred hundred more )
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body. 
They tell the child
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not speak
to understand without joy
to love and marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
They tell the child
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.
They tell the child that
work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.

Loris Malaguzzi
Founder of The Reggio Children learning approach

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A slide a day

I have just finished my personal project - a slide a day. I hope this project can help people to discover something interesting per day. I have uploaded 365 slides from my learning collection. The slides' subject matters are on KIDS ( knowledge management, innovation, design and strategy ).