In our first real episode for 2018, we revisit the importance of offline time and switching off. This is always a challenge when work is something you are incredibly passionate about. How do we develop good work habits when the lines are blurred so much? We explore the third space,  a concept developed by Adam Fraser designed to help people transfer better between work and space. We once again circle back on time tracking and managing our time. We explore the value of what to measure when tracking time. Steve explains his tracking of interruptions and the use of reticular activation to intentionally manage his focus and habits. We talk about the books we read and those that just couldn’t bring ourselves to read (#blurredlines). This leads to a rich discussion on real evidence of learning and design thinking as a mental model. Student centred learning features as Dean explores his school’s new Inspire Me curriculum and the removal of the curriculum safety net.

Shownotes

Dr. Adam Fraser – http://www.thethirdspace.com.au/

https://stevebrophy.com.au/2017/12/07/simple-strategies-to-help-you-transition-better-between-work-and-home/

Creative Schools – Sir Ken Robinson

http://sirkenrobinson.com/creative-schools-the-grassroots-revolution-thats-transforming-education/

Toggl – www.toggl.com

My Analytics – Microsoft

https://products.office.com/en-us/business/myanalytics-personal-analytics

Focus – Daniel Goleman

http://www.danielgoleman.info/books/focus-hidden-driver-excellence/

Mark Manson – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*#k

https://www.amazon.com.au/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Ck/dp/0062457713

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555

Judson Brewer – The Craving Mind

https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300223248/craving-mind

Tom Barrett – http://edte.ch/blog/2018/02/12/are-you-transfixed-by-a-proxy-for-learning/

www.dialogiclearning.com

Mental Models – https://www.fs.blog/mental-models/

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