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"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. Th

ey agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend."

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Adventure Learning: Aaron Doering at TEDxUMN

Traveling the world to educate K12 students about the changing environment has been Dr. Aaron Doering's life dream. Over the past decade, Doering, professor of Learning Technologies and co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab, has educated millions of learners throughout the world through his travels bringing Adventure Learning to the forefront of education. Doering will speak about his expeditions crossing the circumpolar Arctic by dog sled and his project, Earthducation, which investigates the intersection of education and sustainability on every continent.

 

Let's explore the world and understand the excitement about Adventure Learning!

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GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
A place for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials. Produced by geography professor Seth Dixon.
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Adventure Time | brettrowlatt

Adventure Time | brettrowlatt | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
The term hybrid is used because this approach uses actual in depth learning activities while undergoing research in the field. This can be achieved by travel experiences or detailed online learning environments with high ...
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The Promise of Personalized Learning : Education Next

The Promise of Personalized Learning : Education Next | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
The criticism of online learning has long been that, however cost-effective, it cannot replace the human element in teaching. And that is certainly true. The beauty of a hybrid model, also known as blended learning, is that it ...
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What is Humane Education?

What is Humane Education? | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
What if we all had the passion and skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, and, through our daily choices, work, and acts of citizenship, made choices that do the most good…
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The Wilderness Classroom - The Wilderness Classroom

The Wilderness Classroom - The Wilderness Classroom | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
The Wilderness Classroom uses school assemblies, teacher training, and online expeditions to teach elementary and middle school students about the world's wildest places.
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Home - Cool Australia

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Khan Academy

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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david a. kolb on experiential learning

david a. kolb on experiential learning | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it

AL is grounded in two major theoretical approaches to learning – experiential and inquiry-based learning...

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Home | Arab Gateways

A brilliant incororation of sustainablity and global perspectives..

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A is for app: iPads change landscape of learning

A is for app: iPads change landscape of learning | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
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Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 9: Evaluate and innovate

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 9: Evaluate and innovate | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
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How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic

How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it

50% increase in passing rate....

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Map Tour

Map Tour | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.
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Top ten predictions for online learning in 2013 « Educational ... - Uis

Top ten predictions for online learning in 2013 « Educational ... - Uis | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
According to Bates, online learning will experience a shift and move into mainstream programs as the growth of hybrid learning — to accommodate new technologies — takes root in the education industry.
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Teaching Sustainability through Adventure « Journal of ...

Teaching Sustainability through Adventure « Journal of ... | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Adventure Learning Series, and advances suggestions for how adventure might be employed in sustainability education using distance, online, and mobile learning.
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A Plea for Pedagogy | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A Plea for Pedagogy | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
It goes without saying that technology is changing education. Children's brains are being rewired, universities are being threatened with extinction, and we will be in serious trouble if we ignore the transformative power of new ...
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TakingITGlobal - About Us

TakingITGlobal - About Us | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
TakingITGlobal is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges.
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Brink Adventures

Brink Adventures | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine attempting a global traverse that will take you 50,000 kilometres through some of the most difficult terrain and extreme weather on the planet, all the time attempting to use only human power and the natural elements.
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Ride To Learn

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Aaron Doering

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Aaron Doering is an associate professor in learning technologies at the University of Minnesota and the co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab. Aaron holds the Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology, is a laureate of the prestigious humanitarian Tech Awards, and is an Institute on the Environment (IonE) fellow. He has delivered education on sustainability and climate change to more than 10 million students by dogsledding and pulking over 5,000 miles throughout the circumpolar Arctic since 2004. One of his current projects, Earthducation, is investigating the intersection of education and sustainability on all the continents over the course of four years.

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Global Education Leaders' Program |

Global Education Leaders' Program | | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it

GELP is a community of system leaders, policy-makers and thought-leaders collaborating to transform education at local, national and international levels, to equip every learner with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the 21st century.

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21st Century Education

21st Century Education...food for thought

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Online learning and distance education resources

Online learning and distance education resources | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it

"Good teaching may overcome a poor choice of technology but technology will never save bad teaching"

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Adventure Learning: Transformative hybrid online education ...

Adventure learning: Transformative hybrid online education. Distance Education, 27(2), 197. This paper described a new online education model called Adventure learning (AL). This is a hybrid approach that tries to bring the ...
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40 Future Uses for Educational Technology [Infographic]

40 Future Uses for Educational Technology [Infographic] | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Education will be significantly different in 30 years.  With the rapid advancement of technology, the nature of these challenges changes almost daily. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 65 percent of grade-school students will end up in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
So, what exactly will the jobs of the future look like? And what must schools do to keep pace? Edudemic recently posted this infographic from Envisioning Tech, which maps out 40 ways education and technology will change over the next 30 years. Check it out.

Via Donna Browne, Official AndreasCY, Julia Laittila
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