April 23, 2009

While reading The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease this evening, B looks over at me and says, "Hey, I think I saw that guy give a lecture while I was at Georgia Southern." I'd been reading him excerpts from the book as they struck me and he thought he recognized some of what I was saying. Eventually he confirmed it was the same guy and how he'd made an impression on him, even after 15 years. He knew he'd been to other lectures, but had no idea what they could be now.  It's too bad Mr. Trelease retired last year because I'd have loved to see him myself. I'll have to settle for looking around his website instead. 

On a completely different note, I've added a few older posts to this blog that were posted elsewhere.  The post dates remain the same, which is why there are not 10 new posts for today.  Here are a few links if anyone is interested.  

Do schools kill creativity?  TED talk with Ken Robinson

Encyclopedia of Life.  TED Talk with E.O. Wilson  Check out the EOL, it's awesome!

TED Talk with Hector Ruiz who had great parents.  

1 comment:

  1. I actually spent a day with him. My bookstore was providing the books/sales for his speaking one day at three different schools a few years back. He's a great guy--good presenter. But he definitely put it all in the book and online. Read, read, read and read to them some more.