Where’s the Content?
It’s everywhere. It exists in and around every environment we come in contact with – even the digital environment. Through a combination of self-discovery and outside facilitation, we are able to uncover the content we crave and the content that might expand our ability to interact with the world. Everyday, through active engagement, we tease content out of the cracks and crevices of our experience.
Therefore, the content we examine and navigate during our days is often undefined until we define it. We discuss international sanctions and global geography when our inquiry in spurred by an article we happen to read; we practice executive functioning skills when we reflect on self-challenges and skill areas in which we hope to improve; we observe the pH spectrum and explore how protons are shared or how photons are absorbed after watching media on ocean ecosystems; we practice computation functions and we analyze patterns when we program mini computers; we dissect literature and examine its commentary when we read and discuss collaboratively; we explore the meaning and purpose of coordinate planes when we engage computer design software; we talk about taxonomy and species classification when we hear about plants and animals being discovered; we examine the concept of unification and we brainstorm where in our lives we see its existence when we seek out information on string theory and astrophysics; we research troubleshooting strategies and discuss internet search approaches when we try to connect to a LAN server and it isn’t working; we discuss national relations and economic systems when we travel the world through Google Maps; we uncover communication strategies and emotional navigation skills when we engage conflict resolution grounded in compassion; we gain insight into video production when we film and edit ourselves scootering or creating comedy sketches.
As our community of learners interacts with each other, as we inquire about specific topics or information, as we facilitate opportunities for further development or practice – we find ourselves swimming in content. Constantly. This is a natural process for learners. Explore. Experience. Reflect. Adapt. We uncover content and then we go where it leads us. Sometimes it may be as brief as hearing the definition of a word we are unfamiliar with; sometimes it turns into an extended project that continues for months.
Thus, in our continuous exploration of content, we set intentions. We make plans.
We focus on learning – something that is spontaneous, roundabout, ever changing, and often limited when it is confined or bound.
May the content of tomorrow reveal itself to us in our practice of pursuing consciously.
– Zach Morris