Inspired by Clarence Fisher’s keynote and Doug Belshaw’s response, I thought I’d take a crack at creating a day in the life video. Their videos painted a clearer picture of the work they do and helped me not only appreciate their work but better connect with them as part of my network.
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but have been thinking about narcissism. I don’t want my blog to become an online journal on “the life of dean”. Why would anyone want to post a video of themselves working? What value is there? I get really excited about a lot of stuff but For me, it’s about thinking about things I find interesting and helpful. I write about my learning, experiences and beliefs and ideas. I think I’ve achieved that balance. (fingers crossed)
I do think that there is a need out there for better examples of “showing what it looks like”. The blogosphere is still too text bias for me. I want more windows into classrooms and learning. Chris Lehman’s recent broadcast of a classroom provided me a nice picture of kid’s thinking. I want more of that. I’ve made a few attempts but need to do more.
One of my favourite Seinfeld quotes from George Costanza:…”if you take everything I’ve ever done in my entire life and condense it down into one day, it looks decent.” This day has been condensed into 16 minutes.. Which I perhaps could have edited down but I got lazy.
So without further ado, I give you a day in the life of me.
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