Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

‘Tis the Season

By |2017-12-15T10:53:29+00:00December 15th, 2017|Out Loud Learning, Ruminations, Self-Directed Learning|

In the midst of everything that goes on at this time of year, I almost always make December a time for reflection and planning. My birthday is at the beginning of the month; the year turns at the end of the month; and there is often something liminal about the week between Christmas and New

Lessons from the real Alexander Hamilton

By |2016-08-06T11:45:32+00:00August 6th, 2016|Out Loud Learning, Ruminations|

Alexander Hamilton is a man after my own heart. His life story not only makes for a great musical, it is also an object lesson in being a successful autodidact. I can totally relate to his approach to making sense of the world – which was through extensive reading and long-form writing. Despite his personal

Confessions and lessons from a Hamilton obsession

By |2016-06-27T22:03:11+00:00June 27th, 2016|Creativity, Ruminations|

I confess to a minor (?) and highly improbable obsession with the blockbuster musical Hamilton. I don’t typically enjoy freestyle/rap music, so it’s not an obvious choice for me. (My lame attempt at a line of freestyle in the title of this post is the one and only of my lifetime.) But given that Hamilton’s

Lessons from an afternoon at the ballet

By |2016-05-16T22:40:35+00:00May 16th, 2016|Instructional Design, Ruminations|

A friend and I have season tickets for the Pennsylvania Ballet, an extravagance that we dearly enjoy. We’ve also been attending the “Prelude” program, where a member of the company gives a brief talk and Q&A just prior to the performance. This past Sunday, we were thrilled that our speaker was Matthew Neenan, the Pennsylvania

A Momentous Year

By |2015-12-28T11:55:29+00:00December 28th, 2015|Ruminations|

While I have been horribly neglectful of my blog in 2015, it has been a pretty big year for me. My writing and sharing hasn't been abandoned, it simply hasn't appeared much in this space. Here's a quick roundup of my 2015 contributions, appearing elsewhere: Learning Environments by Design It isn't every year that one

Lessons from the good doctor

By |2015-03-29T13:42:09+00:00March 29th, 2015|Ruminations|

This post is titled “Lessons from the Good Doctor,” but these are not lessons from the good Dr. Catherine Lombardozzi, but from the good Dr. Seuss. Let’s take a look at the Dr. Seuss bookshelf. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of my favorites. I still get quite choked up every year at the