Three Inspiring Videos to Show in the First Week of School (or Not)

I’m in a quandary.  (To be honest, I’m not sure that’s even an appropriate application of the term, but I’m going with it.) During the first week of school, I really want to show my students this. Make It Count Continue reading Three Inspiring Videos to Show in the First Week of School (or Not)

Wherein Dan Confesses a Man-Crush on John Green’s Wit & Open Letter to Students

This was posted by The VlogBrothers back on August 7. I find it delightful and amazing. Plus, I confess a platonic man-crush on John Green’s wit.  I wouldn’t mind an evening cuddling with his playful banter, watching Airwolf re-runs and Continue reading Wherein Dan Confesses a Man-Crush on John Green’s Wit & Open Letter to Students

Expanding Operations in Suzie Boss’ Idea Factory Classrooms (By Two)

Earlier today, Jackie Gerstein tweeted a link to this article from Suzie Boss over on KQED’s MindShift. 1. Suzie Boss has a fantastic name. 2. She lays out the foundations for classrooms trafficking in ideas, innovations, and accomplishments. Please, take Continue reading Expanding Operations in Suzie Boss’ Idea Factory Classrooms (By Two)

Evolving Education: Inspiring Students to Dream & the Kubert School

Word passed through the Internet, Sunday, that comic book great, Joe Kubert, had passed away. Now, Joe Kubert is not a household name — certainly not like Stan Lee or Walt Disney or Jack Kirby.  (Jack who?  Jack Kirby.  Co-created Continue reading Evolving Education: Inspiring Students to Dream & the Kubert School