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Aug 1, 2022

On Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 PDT we will start the first of a series of 90 minute “Narrative Gym” sessions.  The National Park Service is one of the four partner groups for this first round, so we’ve invited our ABT Framework team member from NPS, Cari Kreshak, to talk about our decade of collaboration...


Jul 4, 2022

This is our second installment as we are now “crowd-sourcing” the teaching of the ABT at universities. This group brings in professors of English, Geography, and Biology with a range of amazing practical applications of the ABT Framework with undergraduates and graduate students. Below are links to Alan’s book on...


Jun 19, 2022

Laura Pavlakovich didn’t even need to hear the end of the Dobzhansky template before she blurted, “Oh, I know my one word — it’s COMMUNITY.” Buried in the middle of this excellent episode is a wonderful (and pure ABT structured!) story Laura tells about meeting the mother of a Type One child. This interview...


Jun 6, 2022

DESCRIPTION:   Dr. Zen Faulkes, longtime ABT fan and professor at McMaster University in Canada talks about his new book, “Better Posters:  Plan, Design and Present an Academic Poster.”  Long ago I used the abstract of a paper he co-authored on parasitology as the “type specimen” for the DHY (Despite,...


May 4, 2022

Two years ago last month we pulled together the first 50 participants for the ABT Framework course. 25 rounds later, it was time to pull together 8 of them to discuss what they got out of the course and how they’ve used it. It’s a great discussion and huge validation of the course. Yay!

Randy Olson