Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 Edublog Awards

The 2010 Edublog Awards are open and its time to nominate:

Best New Blog - Pop Goes the Classroom

Pop Goes the Classroom is an innovative professional development opportunity that introduces educators to pop culture as a tool to engage students. They attempt to identify pop culture trends that can be used to make learning relevant for today's youth. They evaluate existing artifacts related to these tends and develop tools that support their meet learning goals and academic standards across a variety of academic areas.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Its your job to believe in your dopey vision!

Amen, sir! I just saw this, rather lengthy, tweat come through. A shining piece of wisdom that everyone should read and take to heart. Not just for us fat writer/directors, but every one who is in charge of any endevor; be it creative or just business:

@Henrikse "Dont you always think the next film's gonna be the big one?" That's the director's job: to believe in their dopey vision- quest so much that it fuels not just him/her, but the entire cast & crew as well. For months. As the person everyone's looking to for answers, you've GOTTA believe. Anyone can be negative, because bitching takes no discernible talent and costs nothing. And sure: every once in awhile, you die in despair a bit, brokenhearted that your ideas didn't reach more people. But until then? You have hope that the next flick WILL reach a larger audience. You're living in hope. Living ON hope. And hope is life's sweet elixir, touching not just human beings, but every thinking organism on the planet. Living in a constant state/haze of hope = smoking God's own strain of Kush.

Kudos sir.