ALC Mosaic: Week 1

I had a great time at Mosaic during the first week of school this year.

I felt extremely lucky to be able to step in and out of the school this week while living & working in Charlotte.

The staff came in a day early to set up the space and created some really beautiful Spawn Points, Gameshifting boards, and Spawnbans for group intention setting:

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I decided to sit and set intentions with Melissa’s group, which is stationed in the Big Room. Our Spawn Point was set up in with the cool, black-and-white themed decor you see to the far left.

IMG_2079After intention-setting and some quick catching up from the summer, the rest of the school came into the big room, where we played Allies and Set the Week.

I had an early lunch right after Set the Week and some great discussion and reflections with @alonalearning about NaNoWriMo.

I also worked for a little bit on my reflection on the ALF Summer planning process… which is coming along nicely!




Later in the day, @tomis intro’d an idea for Weekly Challenge Sprints, and @nancy used Creative Problem Solving to brainstorm fundraiser ideas for Mosaic’s #OneCampus fundraiser, which I participated in while coloring a bird (one of my intentions for the day). 🙂


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I came in for the morning on Thursday to participate in the set up for Writer’s Workshop. The group is going to meet twice a week this year (on Mondays and Wednesdays). A lot of people are interested in writing and illustration, and I look forward to seeing what people come up with.

Today (Friday), I forgot that the follow-up for Wings was today… so I missed the set-up for next week’s sprint! :,(

I’m still figuring out how to best integrate everything I want to experience/accomplish in Charlotte. I really enjoyed engaging with the Mosaic school community this week, and hope to find a balance between that connection, integration, and getting my paid work in.

Until next time…

Blogging Intentions

Hello, ALFriends!

I continue to gather blog post ideas… and have yet to publish any! To get the ball rolling, this is an intention and summary post about the Agile-related ideas I’ve gathered and want to write about.

ALF Summer reflections on…

  • Biking to and from Mosaic
  • How the daily opportunity to share food changed how I ate

Agile tools creating impact in my personal life via…

  • A personal mastery board
  • The Agile Blueprint of WE
  • A life-shifting board (in development)

Workshops and talks that I’ve worked on in Asheville, including…

  • A short workshop on Agile Blueprints for the Asheville Creative Collective
  • A presentation on using Agile tools to create a learning organization to the Asheville Creative Facilitators
  • A presentation on Black Mountain SOLE and Agile learning to visiting seniors from the Youth Initiative High School in Viroqua, WI

And of course, we can’t forget Endor! I have plenty of notes from our community conversations last year, and would like to write about…

  • My overall reflections on Endor 2014/2015
  • How we could improve the Endor interview process (as implemented Fall 2015)
  • Community engagement plans for the local Endor community from now until we re-open in a physical location (Winter 2015)

I look forward to writing about all of these topics!