In the future, when someone asks me about my beliefs about education or my personal mission statement, I will simply point them to this video. It says it all…and so much more.
This talk is all the more poignant when you watch it with the knowledge that Ms. Pierson passed away this summer at the age of 61. Education lost a true visionary this year.
Are you as psyched about returning to school as I am?! You will be after you watch this!
Your assignment for this summer’s day is to watch this video and then ask yourself what kind of genius it took to create it. How much time and effort went in to creating this video? Was it worth it? More importantly, was it worth it to those who created the video?
Now, after you’ve answered those questions, it’s time for you to think about your own genius. What would you be willing to put this much time and effort into? Once you have an answer to that question…
Go out and do it!!
P.S. If you’d like to read more about this commercial (yes, commercial!), visit this page: Touch Wood in a Japanese Forest. There’s also a video that shows how they created the original video.
Are you ready to use iPads for school this year? I know I am! If you’d like to get yourself ready to jump right in, you might want to watch this video on using the Google Drive app. It’s an excellent explanation of how to navigate around the app and will help you to be ready to start using Google Docs right away.
“Adolescence is not a problem. It’s an opportunity.” Now, there’s something you don’t hear every day!