January 8, 2011

January 2011: Week 1

Trying out a new format for keeping up with what we are learning about on a regular basis.  To save time, these will be more list-like, and hopefully I'll be able to spend some time hashing out the topics I really want to explore like:  mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth mindsets, gratitude, compassion, and more.  I'm also compiling a book list that I'll post at the end of the month.

Sword fighting!
via kottke.org

Free Technology for Teachers may have solved all of my teeth brushing woes by sharing this awesome video explaining cavities.  The kids are completely grossed out by bacteria poop eating holes in their teeth.

The Giving Tree - the kids agree that the boy doesn't seem to realize he already has everything he needs.  If only he could see that, and be happy.
 via Free Technology for Teachers

Robotson is pretty upset that they use cow skins to make these footballs.  "How can dad like this sport!?"
via kottke.org

We also watched TED talks by Diana Laufenberg (thank you TeacherNinja) on how mistakes help us learn, and Sugata Mitra on self-education (thank you Radio Free School.)


  1. I love the videos you posted! We love The Learning Tree and I'm glad to see a video posted for it.
    thank you

  2. Thank you for the kind words and you are welcome :)