A new chick just beginning to emerge from its shell. (Image CC NC BA SY Travis Pritchard)
Rules Are Eggshells
-Language Hunting is a system of rules – but the rules are based on context, they are not cure-alls. Most of the rules direct attention to the beginning of learning, to the initial conditions necessary for fostering new learning; these rules are like eggshells.
-Eggshells protect what’s inside untill it is ready for the big world outside.
-Shells contain early growth, vulnerable beginnings, seeds of possibility.
Eggshells Are Made to Be Broken…When the Time Is Right
-Vulnerable beginnings, once mature, will suffocate if not released.
-Release them by breaking the egg, breaking the rule, opening up.
It’s All About Timing
Where in your life do you feel overexposed and vulnerable, where could you use more safety, more nurturing, more NARROWED SCOPE? Make a shell for it, a safe space for play and learning.
Where in your life do you feel stuck and stagnant, where could you use more risk, more excitement, more randomness, more ALIVENESS? Break the old shell you’ve made around yourself.
Read more about the Rules of Accelerated Learning
Want to know more about fostering and accelerating learning? Check out the Language Hunter’s Kit, a guide to accelerating learning, developed primarily for supporting the revitalization of endangered languages around the world. Learn the top 47 rules for creating the most vitalized, effective learning environments.