Graduation Inspiration (Reblog)

This is a reblog of a post I originally published in 2015.  As graduation season rolls around once again, I thought I would compile a list of videos that I’ve found over the years that eloquently describe the hopes and dreams I have for my students in the future. I’ve placed the length of each … Continue reading Graduation Inspiration (Reblog)

The Great Art Smuggle

So, here’s the thing.  Unscrupulous people are always trying to figure out how to get things out of art museums.  But what if you are a scrupulous person?  And what if you are the producer of the Kid President videos? And what if you get invited to speak at THE Guggenheim museum? Well, then, you smuggle art in, … Continue reading The Great Art Smuggle

Making Tough Choices

Decisions, decisions.  Some are certainly easier to make than others, as many people are discovering on this 2016 Election Day in the United States… Kid President just released a timely video for the occasion.  Happily, it doesn’t just apply to election decisions. In fact, my 2nd graders have been discussing “Thinking Hats,” and “Making Tough … Continue reading Making Tough Choices

How to Disagree

As we watched the Presidential Debate the other night, I thought a lot about the art of disagreement.  So many people allow emotions to control the argument when much more could be accomplished by having a civilized discussion about the facts.  As I tweeted that night, even my dog was discouraged by the evening’s event. (To be … Continue reading How to Disagree