the-Holstee-Manifesto

Bu senin hayatın. Ne seviyorsan onu yap ve bunu sıklıkla yap. Eğer bir şeyi sevmiyorsan, değiştir. Eğer işini sevmiyorsan, bırak. Eğer yeterince vaktin yoksa, televizyon izlemeyi kes. Eğer hayatının aşkını arıyorsan, dur; sevdiğin işleri yapmaya başladığında seni bekliyor olacak. Fazla analiz yapmayı kes, hayat basittir. Her son lokmanı yiyip, değerini bildiğinde bütün duygular güzeldir. Aklını, kollarını ve kalbini yeni şeylere ve insanlara aç, farklılıklarımızla birleşiriz. Yanında gördüğün ilk insana tutkusunun ne olduğunu sor ve ilham verici hayalini onunla paylaş. Sık sık seyahat et, kaybolmak kendini bulmana yardım edecek. Bazı fırsatlar bir kez gelir, onları yakala. Hayat tanıştığın insanlarla ve yarattığın yeni şeylerle ilgili, bu yüzden çık ve yaratmaya başla. Hayat kısa. Hayalini yaşa ve tutkunu paylaş.
—  Holstee Manifestos
This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream, and wear your passion.
—  The Holstee Manifesto

“…If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open you mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion." 

I’ve been inspired by The Holstee Manifesto for many years and I have a poster of it on my wall to remind me whenever I need it. What’s your favorite line from The Holstee Manifesto?

2年前、台湾で出会った言葉。 また、台湾にいってきます。 —

これはあなたの人生です。

自分が好きなことをやりなさい。 そして、たくさんやりなさい。 何か気に入らないことがあれば、それを変えなさい。 今の仕事が気に入らなければ、やめなさい。 時間が足りないのなら、テレビを見るのをやめなさい。 人生をかけて愛する人を探しているのなら、それもやめなさい。 その人は、あなたが自分の好きなことを始めたときにあらわれます。 考えすぎるのをやめなさい。人生はシンプルです。 すべての感情は美しい。食事を、ひと口ひと口を味わいなさい。 新しい事や人々との出会いに、心を、腕を、そしてハートを開きなさい。 私たちは、それぞれの違いで結びついているのです。 自分のまわりの人々に、何に情熱を傾けているかを聞きなさい。 そして、その人たちにあなた自身の夢も語りなさい。 たくさん旅をしなさい。 道に迷うことで、新しい自分を発見するでしょう。 ときにチャンスは一度だけしか訪れません。しっかりつかみなさい。 人生とは、あなたが出会う人々であり、その人たちとあなたが作り出すもの。 だから、待っていないで何か作ることをはじめなさい。 人生は短い。 情熱を身にまとい、自分の夢を生きよう。 Quoted from  THE  HOLSTEE  MANIFESTO
Esta es tu vida. Haz lo que amas, y hazlo a menudo. Si no te gusta algo, cámbialo. Si no te gusta tu trabajo, déjalo. Si no tienes tiempo suficiente, deja de ver la televisión. Si estás buscando el amor de tu vida, para; te estará esperando cuando estés haciendo cosas que amas. Para de analizarlo todo, la vida es simple. Todas las emociones son fantásticas. Cuando estés comiendo, aprecia cada bocado. Abre tu mente, brazos y corazón a cosas y gente nueva, estamos unidos por nuestras diferencias. Pregunta a la próxima persona que veas cuál es su pasión y comparte un sueño inspirador con ella. Viaja a menudo; perderte te ayudará. Algunas oportunidades sólo vienen una vez, aprovéchalas. La vida es la gente que conoces, y las cosas que creas con esas personas. Sal fuera y empieza a crear. La vida es corta. Vive tu sueño lleva a cabo tu pasión.
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The Holstee Manifesto.

Katie is currently a 10th grade high-school teacher in California. We asked her to give us her insights on using DIY in the classroom.

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about using DIY in your classroom?

Running a DIY classroom was a rad opportunity!

I think my students enjoyed doing DIY, because it allowed them to do autonomous learning on a skill of their choice.

It was exciting to hear students talking about their challenges/what others posted, saying they felt a sense of accomplishment, and even recommending DIY to their younger family and friends.

Originally I wanted to use DIY was a basic “portfolio” platform to show my school district that students can create and post work without compromising their security (and dare say, their minds). Our district was so protective that they blocked a lot of websites that assist in learning (StoryCorps, NPR?!, art and design blogs, YouTube, etc). While I do have a teacher code that opens these websites, DIY provided a framework for students to showcase their learning and new skills within a supportive community.

DIY will serve as a gateway that prepares kids to create their own YouTube channels, enter film/art/media festivals or competitions, submit portfolios for college or career scholarships, and/or have blogs that say something.

The experience motivated the kids to talk, plan, collaborate, be creative, to give feedback, and use technology for good, maker purposes.

These are all skills we value and teach in my academy, the Academy of Media Arts, and doing project-based learning integrates the new Common Core Standards. In many ways the maker mentality reminds me of the HOLSTEE Manifesto (“Do what you love and do it often” “Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them…”) and Stefan Sagmeister’s work from his book Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far.

2. Do you think you’ll do it again?

Yes! I’m planning to do it with our sophomores again (14-16), but I want to introduce it at the beginning of the year instead of the second semester. I’m toying with the idea of having kids do a patch related to their elective pathway. We have four sequences of elective classes: Theatre, Digital Filmmaking, Animation, and Commercial Music. Then again, I think it’s important to give kids choices. What’s your suggestion? This year we’ll have a third Mac lab for the content teachers to use, which will encourage all teachers to integrate more 21st century skills and help kids understand the value of their digital footprint.

3. Did you happen to write a reflection yourself?

I unfortunately didn’t write a reflection. I meant to…but did I show the kids my teacher DIY portfolio and talked about my learning process with them. We discussed posting quality work, why things might be Staff Picks or Community Favorites, how to meet the requirements of the challenges to earn the patch, how to be a positive role model for the younger kids on the DIY, and the problem-solving for uploading/using the app.

4. What can we do on our end to make the process better?

The hardest thing for me was figuring out how I was going to assess their learning. It took longer than expected to create the handouts, project description, and rubric. Also, since my students are on the older side I wanted to make sure they weren’t using it like other popular social media. I think it’d be great to post handouts for teachers to modify like you do with the parent flyer, leader handbook, and permission forms. I didn’t to post in the educator and parent forums, although I did read them to see if the dialogue and questions applied to my pilot classroom.

Time is always an issue for teachers and it’s super valuable to get ideas and be able to collaborate from peers.

I felt like I was sometimes working on this in my own bubble, but I think that was a bit self-imposed. I do appreciate your questions and correspondence.

Tell us how you’re using DIY in your clubs or classrooms by sending an e-mail over to diana@diy.org - we’d love your insights.

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short. -The Holstee Manifesto

I feel that it’s very important to credit the things I find whenever possible. So, when I once again came across this poster and decided I’d share it, I wen’t looking for it’s source. Through the power of Google’s image search engine, and with a little luck, I found out that this is called “the Holstee manifesto”. I also found an article in the Washington Post about it’s origin. Oh, what a little research can teach you…

The Holstee Manifesto, via the WashingtonPost

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.