- Brilliant presentation at TEDx. Brene Brown discusses the profound value in exposing our vulnerabilities (http://ht.ly/3DFcB ) #
- Presentation Zen: We don’t seek your perfection, only your authenticity http://bit.ly/gYv0Ni #
- Just got out of Nik Ribinowitz’s show. Haven’t laughed so much in years. Was brilliant #
- Just started using #Springpad for notes. It’s great & has local storage on Android, which is why #Evernote got the boot http://bit.ly/hYVnb8 #
- @beingbrazen Thanks for your “Happy Friday” posts, what a nice way to start the weekend 🙂 http://bit.ly/ik6x4j #
- Being Brazen: To live a creative life… http://bit.ly/fH3jwr #
- #Cognician Helps You Think Outside The Box By Asking Thought Provoking Questions http://bit.ly/dVdIVK #
- @hotdogcop Last year I felt the same. Was valuable to go but not immediately sure why. Only emerged after talking about it over time #
- @hotdogcop OK. I’ve never really followed up on the structure of high schools. Interesting #
- RT @gabriellala Brain Volume Linked to Social Networking http://ht.ly/3vAMJ. Amygdala also plays NB role in emotions & SN’s appeal 2 emotion #
- Geeks are the new jocks 🙂 http://bit.ly/gJD6Kh #
- @hotdogcop Loved your “take things apart” comment on geek movie http://bit.ly/gJD6Kh. How was #geekretreat Would love to chat about it #
- GeekRetreat 2011: What really happened (or did it?) | geekretreat http://bit.ly/gs4kQk #
- Geek Retreat – A great way to start 2011 http://bit.ly/f7CFmG. Summary of #geekretreat from @realmdigital #
Yesterday I posted a reflection on how I’m coming to realise that the personal and social aspects of myself are always present, even when I’m in professional mode. I discussed this as it related to connecting with students on Facebook and the possible benefits that might have for everyone involved.
Coincidentally, I also came across this post on Presentation Zen yesterday, discussing the profound impact and importance of vulnerability in our lives. I thought I’d share it here, as it links strongly to the way I’m thinking about teaching and learning right now. Which is to say that sharing our authentic selves in the classroom may be one way to really connect with our students.
The post makes reference to the video below, where Brene Brown discusses the power of vulnerability in our lives. It’s 20 minutes well spent.