A Whirlwind Tour
I thought I would share a bit about my experience with the folks at NBC News’ Education Nation Town Hall this past week at MIT in Cambridge (video link is now below, and it will be broadcast this Sunday at noontime on Channel 7). It was an incredible experience, and I had to overcome many anxieties in order to participate. In fact, I posted a quote that I feel fit the situation perfectly:
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon
I was able to meet with folks from Dell, as well as some education leaders from around the country when I went up for dinner Wednesday evening.
The conversations surrounding technology, education and students were insightful and inspiring.
Thursday, I headed back up with my family in tow.
While I spent time in the Green Room at the MIT Media Lab with the other panelists,
my family made their way around Kendall Square and the MIT campus.
The broadcast was a huge production, and seeing everything from behind the scenes was exciting for all of us.
I was able to meet and chat with folks about topics in ed tech, and felt listened to by those in positions far-removed from the classroom.
What a surprise, the next morning, when I came into school:
Thank you for those who have sent in their parent surveys. Reading your responses makes me all teary-eyed, and helps me to know your children even better.
Meet The Teacher Night is on Wednesday at 6pm. I’m very much looking forward to seeing all of you!
You are going to see homework that seems more “real” this week. Be sure that it all comes back into school on Friday. Thank you!