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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Some Problems in the World are not Bulletizable"

We Have Met the Enemy and He is Power Point
Great New York Times article today entitled, “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Power Point.”  It’s crazy. Can you imagine trying to make sense of this slide? I have no political agenda here whatsoever. I’m merely pointing out that sometimes the technology we choose isn’t the vehicle for clear communication. We always need to be sure we’re teaching our students to consider their audience, and to concisely communicate their big ideas, without letting the bells and whistles of some application get in the way. 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Another video to share with you, this one a compilation of activities our Lower School students undertook in honor of Earth Day. They were quite busy, all over campus, and as you will hear from some, learned a great deal along the way about why their work is so important for our environment. Children worked in multi-age groups, which was the extra-fun part of this day, so we had Beginning Schoolers working right alongside 5th graders, with every other age in between.

Thanks to our spectacular Earth Day/Mix-It-Up Day team: Carie Olsen, Kate Riede, Turi Janes, Nick Zosel-Johnson, and Gabriel Newton.

Go Tarriers! Go Green!

“The Stairs” INXS (X, 1990)
“The 3 R’s” Jack Johnson (Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, 2006)
“Children Play With Earth” Arrested Development (3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days in the Life Of..., 1992)