Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today's Video

I would love to do what Sarah Kay does. I find this TED talk energizing and exciting and leaving me wanting to go find teens to hang with. It's 20 minutes of your day so only watch it if you have the time. Some of you should be working on revisions, others of you have birthdays to get ready for and still others have classes this evening with writing exercises to come up with and bathrooms to clean. You know who you are.

14 comments:

  1. Is it just me or are embers suddenly appearing beneath my ass?

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  2. That happened to me too! If you lived here we would both so go to spoken word together, yeah!? (Do they even have spoken word in Michigan? I'm probably being so presumptuous...)

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  3. I didn't watch the whole thing , but I am amazed how she can keep going with such enthusiasm! What does TED stand for???

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  4. Glad you got back to work, Kelly!

    I think it stands for Technology Entertainment Design. Maybe with commas and an and???

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  5. Kelly, you need to let yourself poke around TED for five hours one day. I know, it sounds absurd, but it will literally change your life. I watch about ten TED vids a week and I still learn some incredible lessons.

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  6. The same can be said for Big Think too.

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  7. Or you could just come watch one of my kids sleep...they are so wonderful

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  8. I enjoyed her but I did really understand what she was talking about. It is me, not her. And you can do it Tina because you are sensitive to your surroundings and see what others miss.

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  9. Haha, Anita! I'm not sure that watching them sleep would satisfy me. Do your kids write? I'd love to write with them. That is really what I want to do.

    oceangirl - you flatter me! I'm not always so sure that I catch things. And that spoken word at the beginning really relies a lot on sayings and turns of phrase, at times they were quick for me. But the middle, the part where she described her student Charlotte and the writing exercise, that is where the embers ignited for me.

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  10. She was inspiring for me too and it had nothing to do with writing. More importantly you could be a her. You are that talented not just with the writing but with the ability to nurture others.

    Are you being obsessive propulsive? That is what I am trying to do right now. And my sketchbook is filling up. It is not a career but I have faith again that that will come.

    xo

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  11. Hey, Sis! I meant to link to you with this video but I forgot when I posted. You were the inspiration for me looking it up. Yes, I liked this a lot. And for me it had nothing to do with the writing either and more about the teaching.

    I went to find your article because I just barely remembered it: http://www.wholeliving.com/article/the-perfect-brainstorm-tap-your-inner-genius. Yes, I think I have been doing that. But its nice to have a name for it! Even one that sounds a little like an illness.

    So nice to see your hubby last night. Wish you all could have been here. We thought about you a lot (sometimes out loud).

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