Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn’t seem to be working.
~ Anonymous

This was posted to me this morning, it absolutely blew my mind on a variety of levels.  The messages were amazing, the animation – some of the coolest i have ever seen, it had me questioning myself, my perspective, the time varied time perspectives of the places i have lived, my profession, my students, my kids…and all that before my second cup of coffee…

It was posted by my friend as essential viewing, i really could not agree more.

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

of course in the spirit this quote:

There is a vibrant debate among scientists over whether technology’s influence on behavior and the brain is good or bad, and how significant it is.

I really suggest that you take the uninterrupted time to read this article

Reevaluating Intelligences

“We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with many problems that we face in the world. ”
 ~ Howard Gardner

This video was posted on a friends FaceBook last night and will serve as a wonderful place for us to connect with during our WiredWednesday (or any other time!) discussion.  He posted saying that it was essential viewing for all educators:


Which of Gardners intelligences do you see being more/less important in the next two years?  what about the next 10 or 20?  Does this effect what you do (or should do) in your classroom?  How?

back at it…

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
– Noelie Altito

Spring break is over, it was fantastic; relaxing, sharing time with family, unplugging and the week was really marked by some pretty massive waves and some good wind (despite being off-season) – in short everybody wins!

When is the last time you truly unplugged? For how long? I had this discussion with a number of seniors last week and the results kinda scared me. Then i looked inward to see the time that i am spending looking at a screen every day – yikes. After a full week away i must say that the screen break was nice and needs to be scheduled more regularly.

Well we were off on the north coast relaxing the school engineer was overseeing the real beginning of our new media center’s construction. It is pretty exciting stuff to see the footprint start to take shape. It is going to be a tangible expression of the link we at CMS see between library and technology and the fact that the new building will be located at the physical heart of the campus couldn’t be scripted any better. So with construction back underway i return to a weekly image to share our progress with you:

March 27, 2008

So as i slowly work through a weeks worth of posts to get caught up on i found these two particularly thought provoking and thought that you might too:

Diligence on the School of EverythingEveryone has something to learn, everyone has something to teach
Education 4 Well Being
‘s recent video on fear, original music, great quotes and the slick finish that is becoming synonymous with ED4WB’s postings.

Huge News!
Our Artist in residence program for 2008 is confirmed. It is one that is not going to be forgotten any time soon, Junot Diaz author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) and Drown (1996) will be working with our students and staff on April 30th. The opportunity for our high school students to work with a writer of Junot’s caliber is nothing short of incredible. The hard work of deputy head Ernest Peterson to bring Mr. Diaz to Carol Morgan while the “buzz” surrounding him and his recent work is peaking is nothing short of incredible! It is work that will pay off ten fold in providing students (and their teachers) with a learning experience far beyond anything they could ever imagine. I am looking forward to seeing him at work and attending the evening teacher/parent session. If you haven’t read Oscar yet, i highly recommend it (goodreads).

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