Friday, September 22, 2017

TED Talks: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a science advocate and co-founder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Emdin offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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Bravery in the Face of Tragedy: One Mom’s Advice to Parents

Go hug your babies right now. Soak in their smell, look at the innocent sparkle in their eyes that is lost somewhere between childhood and adulthood. Really feel how they squeeze you. Set down your phone and see them through the lens of your eyes not only the lens of your camera. Remember the feeling of their head on your shoulder, their hand in yours, their sloppy kisses on your cheeks. Nurse them one more time. Sleep is overrated. Listen five minutes longer about Star Wars, Minecraft and Disney princesses.

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What is the Christy Challenge?

(Source: What is the Christy Challenge?)

Downtown Fort Wayne meant the world to Christina Landrigan, a 29 year-old young woman who was killed in a terrible car accident January 6th of this year. Her loss was felt by many hundreds of people in the days that followed the accident. Her faith and kindness were felt and exemplified in everything that she participated in professionally, and the love she poured out for her family at home.

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Hail, Hail, Doofania!

Some lighthearted humor… #ButSeriouslyThough, Given recent events, both at home and abroad, I’m beginning to think that you had the right idea, Doof! #HailDoofania

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