I sometimes like to visit sites that get me to think out of the walls of education. I hope you do too! It keeps us creative and in a sense it is the pause that refreshes.
Today I became a new visitor to Ted Talks. It was a round about path from the ASCD email I had just received that led me to look at improving a power point presentation and then in a comment on that blog I saw Ted Talks. My curiosity was tweaked and I then went to google it to check it out.
The first post I saw was about balloons in Bhutan! A few clicks away was this presentation by Chip Conley. It created balloons in my spirit and happiness too! If you take some minutes for yourself to wind down or re-wind or refresh, do it to discover your gross happiness and look at the presentation.
What makes your life worthwhile? I believe that in this presentation there are many applicable concepts for educators – do we need to count only what counts? Are there ways to count transformational changes? In a Catholic school we say that we have something special – can this be part of our School Happiness that can be counted?
What do you say?