Three Inspiring Comics from Zen Pencils to Get Students Thinking Big

I’m a comic book geek, nerd, aficionado, reader, hoarder, what have you.  Yes, I like superhero and tights and truth and justice.  I can identify most every visual reference The Big Bang Theory offers and I salivated at the display Continue reading Three Inspiring Comics from Zen Pencils to Get Students Thinking Big

Three Ice Shattering Improv Games for Opening Week of Anything

Oh ice breakers, you are more than just a gum that doesn’t seem to hold its flavor particularly well for me — but hey, who am I to judge?  Ice breakers, you are the cornerstone of every good lesson plan Continue reading Three Ice Shattering Improv Games for Opening Week of Anything

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

Evolving Education: Cornell Got Afrika; Why Can’t We?

Cornell University is awesome. I’ve never been there, though I think I know someone who spent a semester there, maybe.  Come to think of it, I think my uncle went there on a gymnastics scholarship in the 1960s. Bah, that’s Continue reading Evolving Education: Cornell Got Afrika; Why Can’t We?