Books = counselors, teachers, friends. What are you reading?

  Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; the are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot, Harvard president (1834-1926) Of all the books you have read, which book has been your most constant friend? Your wisest counselor? Your most patient teacher? What book … Read more Books = counselors, teachers, friends. What are you reading?

How to Make a Happy Ukulele

Making Ukulele's talk by Dave Iriguchi post at LisaNalbone.com
Making Ukulele's talk by Dave Iriguchi post at LisaNalbone.com
Dave Iriguchi talks about making ukuleles.

Last week I attended a presentation by Dave Iriguchi of the Happy Ukulele held at the Davis Maker Space.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dave when our Uke group attended the Reno Uke fest for the first time in March 2012.  As a brand new ukulele player, I was in awe of his handmade instruments,which I consider musical works of art.  Or works of musical art.  I was really excited to hear about the process of creation.

Dave talked about his ukulele making process, his designs, innovations, tools and philosophy. He gave details that went right over my non-builder head, but I could see other makers in the room taking notes.  Even if I couldn’t follow all the details, I was entranced.  It was fascinating to hear his story and see  and try the beautiful instruments.

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What is Self-Directed Learning?

The learner is at the heart of the process of self-directed learning. And the learner’s heart drives the process. Learners lead the process by determining what matters to them, their interests, curiosity and their goals, based on what is near and dear to their hearts. The heart must be full of trust that with questioning, … Read more What is Self-Directed Learning?

24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners

24 Core Questions for Self-directed learners

How can you be a self-directed learner? Ask yourself these questions: What? What do I want to learn? What are my goals? What are my next steps? What problem can I solve? What can I contribute? Why? Why does this matter to me and the world? Who? Who else is interested  in this? Who might … Read more 24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners