Archive for January, 2008
Is there such a thing as too funny in lecture?
Sir Ken Robinson has a marvelous point about the creativity in the classroom. He’s also a proponent of humor, naturally.
I’d embed it, but I’m having trouble with the relevant code. Watch it here.
After watching it, although an extreme example — is there such a thing as too funny? You really should watch Sir Robinson’s talk on creativity before replying. Trust me. Continue Reading »
I had my very first staff meeting on Monday. Eventful, even for a staff meeting, as it wasn’t 10 minutes into it that the fire alarm went off.
In the next few minutes, we the teachers very grudgingly left to go outside in the balmy January weather.
Grudgingly, of course, because it was raining outside. Call it the brazenness of youth or the folly of immaturity, I own neither a coat nor an umbrella. Like the good person I am, I shared.
The umbrella, not the coat.
As I left, the teachers around me grumbled anything from cheery dissatisfaction to or grizzled cynicism.
“If there’s one place I’d want to be in case of a fire, it’s outside in the rain.” Continue Reading »