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.
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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?

The “Bystander Effect”

From CNN:

“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.