I was wondering if things were sprouting here. Wouldn't mind discussing other books, especially in terms of the Element. Cal has some thoughts on this.


Anyone, anyone, Ferris, anyone?

Share your ah-hah's!

Psst. Start at the top (aka a blog). We're tired of reading the old stuff anyway;)

Thoughts from Kent


I was really glad that Barbara watered the Wiki recently.

Following your dream response from Brenda....


I have just finished the Introduction and I'm hooked already! :)

As I got reading, I was thinking about my husband's story about his career path and how that is influencing how we support our children. My husband Dad was a film editor and worked in special effects in commercials and feature films in Toronto. Movies and theatre were a big part of Steve's (my husband) passions in school and he wanted to pursue a degree in Fine Arts and go into film studies. He was persuaded by his parents to go for something 'more practical' and therefore he did a degree in theatre production concurrently with a degree in Education and is now a Drama teacher at Erin District High School in Erin. Steve loves his job, and has had such an influence on so many children in finding their passion. He's now directing plays locally as well as the ones he does at school, and has written an original play along with the students in his class.

I'm pretty sure that he will continue this after retirement, and I bet he actually attends film school!

Kieran, my son who is currently in Grade 12, is definitely following in Dad's footsteps. He's been acting since he was about 4 and is now directing and writing plays, entering film contests and playing with the arts pretty much all of the time. A lot of people are recommending that he pick something else to take at university, something more 'practical' but Steve and I are encouraging him to "follow his dream" and take what he loves. He is such a creative kid....he's got to go for it! I'd love to see him find something he loves, that also pays the bills!
Mum and Dad are funding his first degree anyway....so I think he should give it a go!

Brenda

March 4, 2009

I created this page because I really have to share this quite amazing experience with someone other than my cat. I was busy as usual last night, and it was getting pretty crazy, I had 2 computers going, texting, creating a Bloom's rubric with Twitter colleagues, oh you get it. And I really wanted to get to reading the Element, but I was too busy being creative, to stop and read about being creative.

But stop the digital train I did, and started reading.

No, not reading, listening, Sir Ken was in my head!! Right in that place where the headphones meet. I could hear his "Liverpuddlin" accent, and he was telling me the stories. Now whether I was channelling the TED talk or not, it was really captivating and widely engaging. Also weird.

Before retiring to my upper chambers after a nice cuppa English tea, I checked my Twitter account, because of course I missed everything!
"Oh cool, a new follow, I wonder who that is."
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson

I did the polite thing. I thanked him for the follow, and then courtesy-followed back.

I'm brilliantly gobsmacked.

Barbara

Response from Kent...


I completely agree! I couldn't believe it when he "followed me back". And to think he is only following 200 people or so while 1,000 are following him. Do you think he checked out our discussions and tweets, posts about the element before he followed us. Hmmm, a mystery. Anyway, he comes across in interviews like a real guy, you know, someone you can talk to and listen to as well.

See ya on the tweeter box...

Kent

Following your dream response from Brenda....

I have just finished the Introduction and I'm hooked already! :)

As I got reading, I was thinking about my husband's story about his career path and how that is influencing how we support our children. My husband Dad was a film editor and worked in special effects in commercials and feature films in Toronto. Movies and theatre were a big part of Steve's (my husband) passions in school and he wanted to pursue a degree in Fine Arts and go into film studies. He was persuaded by his parents to go for something 'more practical' and therefore he did a degree in theatre production concurrently with a degree in Education and is now a Drama teacher at Erin District High School in Erin. Steve loves his job, and has had such an influence on so many children in finding their passion. He's now directing plays locally as well as the ones he does at school, and has written an original play along with the students in his class.

I'm pretty sure that he will continue this after retirement, and I bet he actually attends film school!

Kieran, my son who is currently in Grade 12, is definitely following in Dad's footsteps. He's been acting since he was about 4 and is now directing and writing plays, entering film contests and playing with the arts pretty much all of the time. A lot of people are recommending that he pick something else to take at university, something more 'practical' but Steve and I are encouraging him to "follow his dream" and take what he loves. He is such a creative kid....he's got to go for it! I'd love to see him find something he loves, that also pays the bills!
Mum and Dad are funding his first degree anyway....so I think he should give it a go!

Brenda