I’m wired. Ask any one of the 30 attendees at the South East Regional DEN Event in Atlanta. We started the night off with a reading of the book "ish" by Peter Reynolds and then a "Getting To Know You Game." Instead of playing People BINGO or another game, we just gave everyone someone else’s nametag and told them to find that person. It worked out really well and I think everyone met at least 5 people that they had not met before. With North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama our networking skills will be fine tuned. (I met three GA people who told me they read my blog. What an honor!)
Our theme this week is "Masterpieces". Most educators I know stress over making their projects perfect and work tediously to get things just so! We only have 3 days to learn and master some new techniques, which is why I read "ish". If you have not read the book, order it today. My favorite page is when Ramon says he felt light and energized. "Thinking ish-ly allowed his ideas to flow freely. He began to draw what he felt- loose lines. Quickly springing out. Without worry." I encourage all attendees to think ish-ly this week, and those of you back home who are attending classes and such, try thinking "ish-ly" as well.
Gotta read the book to understand "ish-ly". And check out his website for more creative ideas.
OH! And check out: He Was Me. Great reminder to be a kid at heart! Once you check Peter’s Masterpieces, leave a comment below. I’ll do a drawing from the names for a copy of one of Peter Reynold’s from the comments when I get back to Florida.
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