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    Learners in my courses earn XP’s—experience points for meeting diverse people, visiting unexplored places, and trying new activities. Conclusion: just talking with a stranger on a plane is an adventure for many of my undergrads. 😟

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    If reality is socially constructed (Berger & Luckmann, 1966) and language is social, then we at #EndWell18 have an opportunity to construct healthier realities by changing the words we use (wellness/wellbeing) around dying.

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    Language shift: person-focused, person-centric instead of human centered. Person > human. “Human” can too easily value physical only. “People” acknowledges tangible and intangible that makes people unique. #EndWell18

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    National parks like @NatlParkService and @ParksCanada are examples of human restraint. “Let us be guardians instead of gardeners” (Murie). Sometimes not designing is the best designing. #wkbnch

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    PSA: “technology” is applied science. Ink, film, index cards, smartphones… all tech. ‘Curious if “technology” broadly substituted for “electronic tech” reduces likelihood of inventive integrations. #DEL18

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    Being “together” isn’t just f2f. Presence can be felt via different modes. Opportunities facilitating learning, y’all. #DEL18

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    “The way I see it—you spend the first fifteen years of your life as a sponge soaking up influences and experiences; and the remainder of your life recycling, reprocessing, and regurgitating those first fifteen years.” -Martin Short

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    “Is this the world you want? You’re making it, every day you’re alive.” Thanks @switchfoot

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    In design, #EOLC, #palliativecare there is no “It’s just a [blank].” Everything has a place, purpose, value.

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    Student walking across campus on her phone: “hi grandma… oh, you just want to hear about my day?” I’m thankful for grandmas-present and in memory.

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    Same words keep coming up in #eolc discussions: goals, wishes, values, hopes.

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