Wow! We are now about 2/3 of the way there! This was a week filled with travel to Arizona, but I managed to keep my routine of a TED a Day going strong. Rather than trying to tie what was a pretty random collection of TED Talks, I will provide a brief take away thought from each of this week’s selections and present my selections for next week.
I recently become enamored with the podcast Everything is Alive hosted by Ian Chillag and is a series of interviews with inanimate objects. As I thought more and more about what I love about this podcast, I slowly realized that anthropomorphism and personification are everywhere and can make for some excellent creative products.
We are almost half way there. In this week's update, I will cover the big ideas that I gleaned from last week's seven TED Talks and announce the next seven. Special thanks to Cindy Sheets, Elaine Haukdel Chesebro, Krissy Venosdale, Lena Deskins, Susan Daniels, and Suzanne Dixon for their recommendations. I am still looking for more ideas of MUST WATCH TED Talks. Please share your ideas with me.
The first five days of the TED Talks 30 Day Challenge are DONE! In today’s post, I will cover what I have learned so far and announce the next 7 talks on my list. Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion for a MUST SEE TED Talk. Special thanks to Susan Solomon, Magdalena Fitzsimmons, Jane Gorman, Kimberly Moore Jackson, Alicia Richwine, Ben Lacina, Christie Tate Ray, Linda Zillig, Joanne Sackett, Ruth Lyons, Sylvan Taylor, and Krissy Venosdale whose recommendations made the list for this week. I will be going back through the list to pull more next week, but I would love even more recommendations.
In an effort to have more fuel for my thinking, part of my 2019 goals have been to make better use of the services that my public library has to offer. I have really been enjoying browsing the stacks and also reading more books through the Libby App which offers ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. I just finished reading Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! And I am kind of obsessed with his style and way of thinking. I only wish that I had read this book 5 years ago. Here are 3 BIG IDEAS that I gleaned from this must read and why I think you should share this with gifted kids.
For the month of February, I am taking a personal challenge to watch a TED Talk A Day for 30 days. Certainly this idea is not a new one, but it is new one for me. Here’s my plan and why I am doing this.
Hello, my name is Brian. I am a GEEK.
This is the way that I have been introducing myself at conferences and workshops for a while now. Although growing up in the 1980s, the term was meant to be derogatory and was hardly something to be proud of. Yet today, many boldly wave their Geek Flag high. Things have certainly changed since the days of Revenge of the Nerds, but have you ever wondered about the terms like GEEK and NERD and what they really mean?
Let’s find out!
Well, the blog has been quiet for the past couple of weeks, but it is all for a good reason. I have been hard at work behind the scenes developing lots of new content and prepping for the start of the 2019 Winter Tour. Here is what is coming up in the next couple of months.
Everyone is in a rush. Technology and instant access to information via our ever growing collection of digital devices has conditioned us to think that we have all of the answers. Gifted kids are notorious for measuring their success by how quickly and easily they can complete a task. Instead of celebrating finding the “right” answer, let take the time to savor the moment of not knowing and reward the process of discovery. Let’s explore how to accomplish this by investigating Cheese Mountain.
2018 was a bit like A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. With every bit of joy and progress that 2018 seemed to bring, there was seemingly an equal amount of heartbreak and setback. Let's leave the past in the past, but before 2019 fully commences, join me as I take a look back at a few of the highlights of the past year and some hints at some new things to come.