Why You Should Be Reading ESPN the Magazine: Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant at ESPN the Mag

Howard Bryant. I’ve been a subscriber to ESPN: The Mag for oh . . . ten-plus years now?  I certainly subscribed within its first year because I wanted an itchy ill-fitting fleece for free.  And I got one. Howard Bryant. I watched Continue reading Why You Should Be Reading ESPN the Magazine: Howard Bryant

How the Seattle Seahawks Could Fix Our Schools

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“The big idea is that happy players make for better players.” I’ve a troubled relationship with Pete Carroll. On one hand, he seems like a super-affable guy who gets his teams fired up and has genuine affection for his players. Continue reading How the Seattle Seahawks Could Fix Our Schools

Making Things That Matter & TOMS: Perfect Fit

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Ouch.  Groaner pun in the title. And we move quickly on to Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters, a business-centered book that came out a couple of years ago, made the best seller lists, and managed to slip by me. Continue reading Making Things That Matter & TOMS: Perfect Fit

Lehrer’s Imagine: Three Takeaways for Teaching & Learning

After hearing about Jonah Lehrer’s latest, Imagine: How Creativity Works, on one of the upteen gazillion NPR/PRI/PRX/STP/PDQ podcasts I crank through my iPod weekly, I hounded my local library — the magnificent Jay-Niles Memorial Library — until they had it on Continue reading Lehrer’s Imagine: Three Takeaways for Teaching & Learning