Narratives and stories are powerful and Seth Godin discusses how it is through these stories that people connect with a product or event. CBE 182 is one attempt to bring together 182 unique stories of learning and to craft a larger narrative about what it means and looks like to learn within the CBE. Before launching, there were many questions, could we get 64 original stories before the end of the year? Would people want to share their own personal learning story? So far the answer to these questions appears to be yes. Ultimately the hope is that this site will grow into a place where one person's OBVIOUS is somebody else's AMAZING, regardless of how they are connected with the school community. In short, I have learned that learning can happen in the most unexpected ways in the most unexpected places. You can visit two projects that helped inspire CBE 182 at the links below.
Matt (@ArmstrongYYC) is a teacher at Elboya School.