“In November, a man will eat his heart, if in any month.” —Henry David Thoreau, 1852
Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week around here with all the things happening: school visits, doctoral work, and the joys of a new puppy at home. I hope your November is off to a great start and that you are heading into the holiday season with hope and love. I know we all have so many things on our plates this time of year and I hope those things bring you joy.
Speaking of things, here’s 10 of them!
10 Things Worth Sharing
- Y’all, there’s a new Beatles song. Yes, you read that correctly. A new Beatles song. With all four Beatles. The story of how this came about and the crazy technology used to make it happen is something to share with your students.
- Some thoughts from John Spencer on the truths of creativity.
- Seth Godin on the community orchestra and why contributing to our community is so important (and fulfilling).
- Boston Dynamics turned its robot dog Spot into a tour guide with ChatGPT (no, this stuff isn’t going away).
- Do we need to reinvent the seasons?
- Music: I’ve had the latest from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on repeat for at least a week. 90s kids, here’s your chance to keep those Oasis feels going.
- Why do we read/listen to/perform Shakespeare? Maybe so we can all be as awesome as Dame Judi Dench (or even SirPatStew)
- I’m reading about the Medici Effect and thinking about connecting other industries with education to create some great innovative leaps.
- Also, have you heard of blue lobsters? They’re extremely rare. Almost as rare as a great idea to solve some of our greatest struggles in education. Maybe we need a little moonshot thinking to find our blue lobsters…
- I’ve just spent two days with the fine folks at Eminence Independent Schools. Yes, it was a blast. It was my first trip there, even though I’ve known and worked with several current and former staff members over the past decade. It is a magical place (heck, I even got in a round of Pac-Man before walking out the door!), and much of that magic has been driven by the “Yes… and…” philosophy. I wonder how we might take advantage of that thinking in all our schools…
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