Monday, February 20, 2012

Mini-Posts 3- Wisdom of Michael Pollan

The complex is always complex, but Michael Pollan grows the audience that gets it about food.

"Food Rules" by Michael Pollan - RSA/Nominet Trust competition from Marija Jacimovic on Vimeo.

Mini-Posts 2- Saves

I wish that there would have been better coverage of the African Cup of Nations in the United States. I can't believe that Zambia defeated the star-studded lineup of the Ivory Coast. My favorite part though was watching this penalty kick series. As a former goalie, it was great to analyze every little piece. Lots of great takes by the first ten players.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mini-Posts 1- Food and Water

As a way of returning to my blog, I'm posting a series of short mini-posts the remainder of the month.

Fifty years from now, we will be talking a lot of about food and water. Food and water will have national security and well as social justice implications here and around the world. Are we preparing our students to be problem solvers and solutionists in this landscape of conversation?This will be the starting point for my opening remarks at the solution summit panel that I am participating in at the Green Schools National Conference in Denver in two weeks. What are your thoughts on this topic?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Five for Friday- The Double Dose

It seems like this is an opening for our school continue the efforts to rebuild Joplin. How can we connect the power of our 1:1 programs. Ready. Fire. Aim. How can we connect with them?

As the work of our incentives group continues, this is a great article for review about what we know about what works in the area of rewards.

Great poem by William Stafford. What is your thread?

Everyone loves good weather, right Pepin?

Looking for the difference between good schools and effective schools. Read here.

We seem to be on a documentary role lately. Here is a site for a bunch of great ones.

I guess that we missed safer internet day, but if you are looking to doing a booster shot with your advisory about digital citizenship. These seem like good videos.

Here's ten sites to build charts or graphs.

These one minute physics videos are great. Great stuff for math, science, and systems thinking.

How can we support the learning of statistics in all content. Jobs with stats involved are growing by the day.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Never Can We Be Outside Enough

In the dead of the winter, this video reminded me that we can't be outside enough. It brings strength and joy, and nature is the best way to connect with God before Heaven.