Chris Cluff's Writing

Chris Cluff's Writing

voicEd Blogger, #ONedMentor, VoicEd Broadcaster

Edyoga – iFlow

Achieving 'Flow' means a lot to me. And I can admit that my mono-tasking, hyper focus on it's pursuit, drives me to distraction at times. I can't help it. At nearly every turn I am aware of my movement in space, my thoughts in my mind, the distances and connections...

Edyoga – being iterate

I have watched my kids' immersion in creation and design for some time now. Maddie 8 and Jake 6 exist in a state of creative evolution that is breathtaking. When I am caught in their 'Flow,' I get lost.The most striking thing about their process is the effortlessness...

Edyoga – u r wlcm

The language of education is complex. I often forget the constancy of codified, jargonized, technical, and acronym-ical terms we use each day. We deal in it fast and loose. The common tongue can unify in most cases. But what about the moments of dislocation? How do we...

Edyoga – instant applause

So much of what we do blends into the backdrop of our pedagogy. Marking, lesson planning, resource management, meetings, the list goes on and on for the items that rarely see the light of day. Or the desktop of a student. Nonetheless, the essential building blocks of our trade often exist in microscopic spaces.

Edyoga – the gift of failure

Falling down is a right, picking yourself up is a gift. There is a boatload of reasons why you could stay down when your day delivers a surprise left hook. Students can disrespect you, parents hound you, and lessons beguile you. Why rise? But consider this. Every...

lurk like link lead

Sometime in September-ish, I heard a podcast by Roland Chidiac, and he was talking with a guy named Stephen Hurley. Stephen spoke of his work in Peel Region, his connections to music, and ended with a mention of the CEA. At that moment, a few little dots connected- me to Rolland in Waterloo region, Rolland to Stephen in Toronto, and back to me in York Region. A strange triangular sensibility bubbled up, and I suddenly and overwhelmingly felt the electricity of my learning network.