The Waldorf Education Model

by on July 2, 2015 in Must Sees with No Comments »

waldorfIn 1919, in Stuttgart, Germany, Austrian Rudolf Steiner opened the first Waldorf school, which emphasized a humanistic model of pedagogy. Today there are over 1,000 schools in 60 countries. Here’s a the first part of a longer video that explains what Waldorf education is all about.


Apps to Help You Brainstorm!

by on June 18, 2015 in Must Sees with No Comments »

light bulbs sketched on chalkboard Many small ideas make a big one

light bulbs sketched on chalkboard Many small ideas make a big one

This short video reviews three apps that support brainstorming — one that offers prompts to help you think outside the box, one that invites you to add to word and image arrangements to stir your creative juices, and one that allows you to create thought maps that visually organize your ideas.


Embrace the Near Win

by on June 1, 2015 in Must Sees with No Comments »

In this Ted Talk, art historian and critic Sarah Lewis talks about creativity and the importance and power of the near win.


What’s Your Ideal Writing Space and Process?

by on February 4, 2015 in Must Sees with No Comments »

ian mcewanIn this short interview clip, the acclaimed British novelist Ian McEwan talks about his writing space, his writing process, and throwing away a piece of paper isn’t like putting a dish in the dishwasher.


from “Words Will Never Hurt Me”

by on January 30, 2015 in Must Sees with No Comments »

George Carlin

Here’s a short audio piece from Radiolab about euphemisms! Comedian George Carlin rails against descriptors that whisk away the “unpleasant” from view, while writer Adam Gopnik defends ’em.


Junot Diaz Loves Libraries

by on November 11, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »


In this excerpt from his interview with Bill Moyers, Junot Diaz reflects on his first experience in a library and how it opened up the world of reading for him.


What It Means To Be “Articulate”

by on October 28, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »

Here’s an NPR audio piece about poet and scholar Jamila Lyiscott. She explores the different meanings of being called “articulate” as an African American who speaks highly polished, academic language.




How Literature Can Improve Your Life

by on October 16, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »

This animation explores the various arguments for reading literature. Curious about how the simple act of reading Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can make you a better person? Check out this groovy animation created by The School of Life.


How Public Education is Changing (Animated Version)

by on October 9, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »

This video depicts a speech given by English educationalist Sir Ken Robinson about the changing paradigm of public education all over the world in full animation. Cool graphics, intriguing ideas.


Facts and Figures

by on October 2, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »



Some facts and figures from Harper’s Index (September, 2014) regarding education, race, national energy politics and more. A statistician’s dreamboat! Possibly profound, disturbing and hilarious for the rest of us.





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