Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shortest Poem?

I watched this clip this morning and really enjoyed the analysis, so hope you do as well.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

how to get out of the educational “death valley”

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Maybe it is my fault

In this outstanding video Michael Jordan explains that you don't succeed unless you work hard and learn from failure.


"Maybe it's my fault.
Maybe I led you to believe it was easy, when it wasn't.
Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not at the gym.
Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner.
That my game was built on flash, and not fire.
Maybe it's my fault that you didn't see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation.
Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, and not something I worked for every single day of my life.
Maybe I destroyed the game.
Or maybe you're just making excuses."

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Great Crowdbreaker

I read this on Mark Oestreicher's blog [link here] which I thought that I could use sometime, so here it is...
 
  • Get about 5 or 8 teenagers up front
  • Tell them they have to say a tongue-twister as fast as possible, five times, and that there will be a prize for the two or three who can say the whole thing without messing up at all.
  • The tongue-twister is: One smart fella and he felt smart
  • To say it five times, though, it becomes: 
One smart fella and he felt smart
Two smart fellas and they felt smart
Three smart fellas and they felt smart
Four smart fellas and they felt smart
Five smart fellas and they felt smart
 
What inevitably happens is that many of them end up saying something like, “One fart smeller and…"


Wonderfully immature.and hilarious.

About me

I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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