Education, K-12, Motivation, Parenting, Videos

Help Kid President Become Less Awkward!

Apparently, Kid President is a bit awkward when it comes to girls. He doesn’t really understand them.  So, his latest campaign is a request for tweets, images, etc… celebrating awesome girls with the hashtag #kpawesomegirls.

From Kid President
From Kid President

I know so many awesome girls!  But I’m careful about putting my students and my daughter on social media.  So here are some of my awesome girl shout outs to some of the incredible women (and 1 man) in my life:


I’m going to try to tweet some more in the next few days. Because wow! I know a lot of awesome girls!

You can read more about the campaign on CoolCatTeacher, along with suggestions for how educators can get involved.  Also, you can click here for more inspirational videos for students!

Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Education, K-12, Websites

Smart Girls Summer Camp Online

Smart Girls Summer Camp

In May, I posted about the awesome Smart Girls at the Party website, which has entertainer Amy Poehler as part of its creative team.  They offered a summer camp in Austin for girls, and it apparently went well.  I noticed that they have decided to expand the camp so more girls can participate.  They plan to make it available online in July.  There isn’t a lot of information yet, but the description does mention that the materials are being created to appeal to a broad range of ages (from 5 to over 21!).  Click here to read the information they have so far!

3-12, Education, Motivation, Parenting, Teaching Tools, Videos, Websites

Smart Girls at the Party

Smart Girls Pledge
Smart Girls Pledge

In one of my recent posts, #Bring Back Our Girls, I referred to a site called, “Smart Girls at the Party.”  This site is part of a movement whose “aim is to help young women and the young at heart with the process of cultivating their authentic selves.”  One of the members of the team spearheading this cause is Amy Poehler – yes that Amy Poehler.

Smart Girls Team
Smart Girls Team

There are all sorts of resources on this site that encourage the empowerment of young women.  You can find inspirational videos, downloadables, interviews with notable women, and even a collection of Pinterest Boards (my favorite board is “They Changed the World“).

The site isn’t just for girls.  The other day I showed one of the “Ask Amy” videos on “Courage” to my students as I felt that it really tied in with a discussion we were having.

Smart Girls offers contests, and is even hosting a summer camp in Austin, TX this year for girls ages 14-18.

If you have a moment, explore Smart Girls at the Party.  It’s a great site for bringing together anyone who is interested in making the world a better place.