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"Growing Adaptive Thinking" coming to Ohio in March 2018

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Thom Dworak and I have the following Growing Adaptive Thinking workshops scheduled in early 2018:
Jan 30th - Feb 01st, 2018; Chicago-Burr Ridge, Illinois; registration link.March 04th - 06th, 2018; Kent State University Hotel, Ohio; registration link.March 07th - 09th, 2018; Kent State University Hotel, Ohio; registration link.Sam Todd of Black Cloud Operations reached out to host a couple back-to-back workshops in Ohio. We decided to offer two (2) slightly different options, targeting slightly different audiences. To maintain the interactive setting, each session is capped at forty (40) attendees. 
March 04th - 06th is biased for Command, Administrators, & Supervisors.March 07th - 09th is biased for Field Training Officers (FTOs), Trainers, & SWAT. And generously, Black Cloud Ops is offering special discounted pricing to members of the Ohio Tactical Officers Association

Thom and I have struggled on whether to take the adaptive concepts and tailor them to particular audiences a…

Answers are Cheap; Advice is Not

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Answers, facts, solutions, data, statistics have never been cheaper.

We used to have to go to the library. Or flip to the back of the textbook.

But now we visit Wikipedia. Or Google it. Or ask Alexa.

Answers are objective solutions to technical questions.
What's the capital of Montana?Who was the 27th President of the United States?What are the criminal arrest demographics in New York City?If one train left New York for San Francisco at 6am.....?When is and what's the path of the next solar eclipse? What report does our corporate policy require we complete for this...?What headlight bulb belongs on a 2003 Chevy Malibu?  Though they may be complicated, answers and solutions are exact. They have end points, where the question or problem is definitively satisfied. Like a final exam with 100 multiple choice questions.

And with artificial intelligence, robots, and machine learning, answers are becoming even cheaper, more accessible, and in-demand.

But advice is expensive. It costs …

Weekend Building Blocks - 01 DEC 2017

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There's no value in collecting blocks unless you're connecting them to build something awesome! I've been on the fence as to whether my Weekend Building Blocks is a worthwhile project. For the past two (2) months, I've been reading a lot of crap...hardly the stuff worth the effort of sharing. This week, however, was different. So...I'm resurrecting Weekend Building Blocks this week. Just don't expect it every Friday as I'd been doing. haha.

Finnish schools. All-of-the-Above. Sapien tools. Micro-lessons. Bad slide design.
Self-Managing for Complexity. Harold Jarche talks about preparing kids for the future, using Finland's education system as a case. Integration and phenomenon-based teaching are at the heart of the reform. Jarche also draws parallels to the modern workforce.Our secret formula for writing (effective) multiple choice quizzes.Joel Smith addresses problems with multiple choice format test questions. He then offers suggestions on how to craft…