Here’s your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY, a list of what I've found useful or informational this week concerning education.
Video I'm watching--
This illustrated video to a speech by Sir Ken Robinson is very thought provoking. Robinson will be a keynote speaker at this year's Lead 3.0 Symposium, which I'm really excited about.
What we carry with us to work is important. These items are the tools we use to teach students and improve our workflow. Matt Mullenweg, the creator of Worpress, just shared a post entitled What's in My Bag. Matt is a very successful person, and he thinks carefully about his tools. Even though you may not find all of the items he mentions applicable to your profession, I think his post will help you identify and organize the daily tools necessary to do your job well. I'll share what's in my backpack in a future FIVER FRIDAY.
What Walt Disney is teaching me about education--
Something to ponder: What can Disneyland teach us about how 21st century schools should look? This can include (but isn't limited to) a school's entrance; the students' transitions from class to class; the behind the scenes staff; the use of music, the sense of wonder, awe, and excitement embedded within the setting; and the philosophy that creating a better place for students to learn will never be complete.
Book I'm reading--
I'm currently reading a book for a class I'm taking entitled Resistance to Change: A Guide to Harnessing Its Positive Power by Thomas R. Harvey and Elizabeth A. Broyles. Although it's not as game changing for me as Michael Fullan's Coherence, I'm still finding it to be a helpful and interesting read.
Quote I'm pondering--
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates
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