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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Changing Education Paradigms
Every now and then, I come across ideas that change or affirm my own beliefs. Several years ago, I began listening to and reading the works of Sir Ken Robinson and came across a talk that continues to shape my perspective. It is an idea “worth spreading”.
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
For more information on Sir Ken’s work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com
Need some more clarification about archetypes? Read/Listen to these:
Interesting current events connections to TSP
NYC Protest for American Revolution: http://occupywallst.org/
The Economics of Occupy Wall Street: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-simpson/the-economics-of-occupy-w_b_1023729.html
Red Ribbon Week: October 24-28
Dress Up Days:
Tuesday’s Theme: College Jersey Day
Message: Don’t Let Drugs Ruin Your Future
Wednesday’s Theme: Wear Red
Message: United Against Drugs
Friday’s Theme: Twin Day
Message: Double Up Against Drugs
Teen Writer’s Workshop this Saturday at the Frisco Public Library
This Saturday, October 22, the Frisco Public Library will be hosting its second workshop of the Teen Writers Series! From 3 to 4:30 PM on the fourth floor in the McCallum Room, teens will learn how to make money as a writer without writing books. They’ll talk copywriting, TV writing, and journalism — and what the teens can do to get ready for their careers.
If you know of high school upperclassmen, this will be a must-see workshop for any upperclassman hoping to grow into a talented writer.
Hooks: Great Opening Lines
“They dive headfirst into the plot, or they reveal something haunting about the narrator. They can be brief or elaborate, vague or revealing. Opening lines are a tricky thing. When done well, they serve as intriguing thesis statements, an eloquent glimpse of what’s to come.
Paying homage to well-crafted first sentences, “The Guardian” created this video, prompting readers to guess who penned what.”
Can you guess the novels that begin with these opening lines?
Modern Art is Trash
Busting Marie Antoinette Myths: 7 Things She Never Did
What’s truth and what’s reality? Was Marie Antoinette the heartless Queen of France who deserved her date with Madame la Guillotine? Read this and you might change your opinion.
The “Bystander Effect”
“A Brown University professor of psychology attributes this ignored hit-and-run incident to the “bystander effect, ” where people question if they should be first to act. See the exception he offers to this rule…”
“We must ask ourselves, however, how we will respond in more mundane situations that present us with fellow human beings who are in need. Will we help or hope that someone else will?
Full article here.