Prospective students

The Cottenie Commandments -

Rules every learner needs to know



  1. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
  2. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
  3. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
  4. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
  5. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
  6. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Learners for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
  7. Thou Shalt Always Create a Concept Map First, a Written Text Second.
  8. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
  9. Thou Shalt Repeat: Data is Useless without Metadata.
  10. Thou Shalt Listen to thy Intuition, but Follow the Data.



Shamelessly copied and adapted from “The TED Commandments – rules every speaker needs to know”