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Why It’s Awesome to Be a Nerd

I love it when a Fun Friday post just falls into my lap as it did this week.  I found this video on It’s Okay to Be Smart.  I am definitely going to be adding this to my Pinterest Board of Inspirational Videos for Students.  It is a film of Wil Wheaton (you know – of Star Trek, Stand By Me, and Big Bang Theory fame) giving advice to a mother’s newborn daughter about why it’s awesome to be a nerd.  He might have just become my favorite nerd of all time…

If you like this message, you might also want to check out my post, “It’s a Nerd’s World“, featuring a great article on this topic.

It’s a Nerd’s World

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“It’s a Nerd’s World” is a fabulous article to which many GT students will relate.  The mother/author, Miranda Gargasz, recounts a time when her son was stung by being called a “nerd” by one of his friends.  The mother’s reaction, and her son’s subsequent response to his friend, will warm your heart.  My class of GT 5th graders actually stood up and cheered at the end of the story!  I think that this is a great follow-up to the “Bias Against Creativity” article that I referenced in yesterday’s post.