Whiteboard Mosaic Blog! [first full week]

This summer I discovered a new reflective tool that I love: done column mosaics! They’re exactly what they sound like – you take all the stickies from the “done” column of your Kanban and make them into a mosaic (maybe doodling between them, maybe not, maybe writing reflections between them, maybe not…). I like that it’s a flexible medium for seeing what I’ve accomplished; as a self-reflective human, I’m always interested in what Past Mel was up to, as a Virgo, I hate the redundant work of rewriting things from my Kanban and as a serial-notebook-keeper I don’t like to leave things out of my personal records because then I won’t know that I’ve done them! Done column mosaics have been the answer for me, and so here’s this week’s!

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Mel Compo is an interdisciplinary artist, playworker, and facilitator at the New York City Agile Learning Center. Their work with children centers play, art-making, city adventuring, and open conversation about language, bodies, gender, networks, emotional intelligence, brain plasticity, and cycles of growth. Mel studied the intersections of SDE, poetry, and the history of American education NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

2 thoughts on “Whiteboard Mosaic Blog! [first full week]”

  1. What an interesting (and interesting-looking) week! I have a notebook where I keep my reflective “doodle meditations,” and it’s so fun to flip through and get glimpses of where my mind has been over the past few years. Thanks for making yours public 🙂

    Also excited to have you blogging about reflection while @timotree is blogging about intention setting/tracking. I’m excited to see what folks from other ALCs have to say.

    Not sure if you keep a Trello for you, but if so…exporting your archived cards to a spreadsheet then copying your “done” items into the “word list” section at https://www.wordclouds.com/ is also super fun 😉 Happy collage-making!

  2. what an interesting and creative idea. i think the issue with the current iteration of our (heartwood) reflections is that it doesn’t allow the students to reflect in a way that speaks to them. the medium is too rigid.
    this gives me something to think about.

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