Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Superheroes for All!

This is so powerful. As a father of a strong independent daughter I totally know how he feels and want the exact same things for my daughter.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Readjust your thinking

I am a huge fan of both RadioLab and Latif Nasser. I have never heard him talk and not been challenged to think a little deeper about whatever he is presenting. The best part is the end, where he uses the camel as a metaphor for how we should view history.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Creative Thinkers

I love his message, and I totally identify with him as a fellow precrastinator. I also love how he used the graphics from the procrastination TED talk - see post below.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


This is exactly how I feel a procrastinator's brain works. And it is pretty amusing as well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

10 ways to be a better person

Some really good points here. I was especially interested by her comment that perhaps we should be teaching this in school. I do think there is something there. Not sure how that would look, but I do agree it would serve students well to master these 10 things.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Power to the people

Wow! These two girls really took to heart what they learned and were willing to go the extra mile to change their world, and therefore the entire world as well. Their story is truly inspiring and goes to show what a difference anyone can make.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge (3)

I hate February. Mostly because it is eternal and bleak, and cold, and has the mother of all disappointing holidays right smack in the middle of it (if you don't know what I'm talking about, just wait - I don't know a single adult who doesn't have at least one story of V-Day gone bad). And yes, I know that is a bad attitude, but keep reading. Because February is such a hard month for me to endure, much less enjoy and embrace, each year I challenge myself to comment on this blog every day with something that was great about that day. I know many people do something similar in November, but seriously, November is a great month and really doesn't need much to make it enjoyable. So enough of the ramble/rant.

Feb. 1
Today I really enjoyed my time with my colleagues.  It is rare that teachers in a small school get time to connect with others who teach the same things. It is also rare that teachers in small schools get time to simply sit and work with each other. This time has been both enjoyable and valuable.

Friday, January 15, 2016

For a cloudy day. . .

I love Harry Baker's poetry and this seems so apropos on such a cloudy day. Good to remember that on a cloudy day, sometimes we have to be sunshine for each other.

Monday, January 11, 2016

The opening story is so powerful. I can totally relate to having to make do with tools that are often less than perfect, I think we all can.
I still refuse to use Comic Sans in anything, but I will now look at perhaps using some other fonts if I want the reader to slow down and absorb the text.