Posts Tagged ‘ Meaning ’

Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic | MNN – Mother Nature Network

March 7, 2010
By
Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic | MNN – Mother Nature Network

This article was passed along to me, and I just found it amazing.  A Canadian high school student used his science fair project to solve a major ecological problem, the biodegrading of plastic. Obviously this student has been developing the aptitude of Meaning from A Whole New Mind.  He took an academic assignment and turned…

Read more »

Trash for Teaching

March 3, 2010
By
Trash for Teaching

So I don’t know if you’re a fan of the band OK Go (remember the treadmill guys?), but I want you to bear with me. This video was e-mailed to me by a friend, as she knows I am a fan and also a teacher.  It is only three minutes long, but definitely worth the…

Read more »

Math for Primates Podcast

March 1, 2010
By
Math for Primates Podcast

This is a pretty cool blog and podcast series.  If you want your kids to find the relevance of math, there are some great ideas here. If you look through the examples that he provides on the site, you can get some practical upgrades for your math lesson plans.  I’ve always thought that in math,…

Read more »

Would-be engineers get ideas | statesmanjournal.com | Statesman Journal

February 27, 2010
By
Would-be engineers get ideas | statesmanjournal.com | Statesman Journal

As I was participating in a career and technical education conference this past week, I noticed a continuing theme: Students must see the purpose behind their education. Of course Dan Pink’s Meaning aptitude came right to mind.  In his book A Whole New Mind, Pink defines meaning as something larger than just oneself.  While I…

Read more »

Golden Gate High science project selected for Mars research station in Utah » Naples Daily News

February 24, 2010
By
Golden Gate High science project selected for Mars research station in Utah » Naples Daily News

How cool would it be for your science students to help NASA explore Mars? That’s exactly what has happened with these Florida Freshmen. The contest, sponsored by Space Florida, encourages students to develop projects that can be used in space exploration.  This group from Golden Gate High School won the contest, and are shipping their…

Read more »

Students Learn Life Lessons At JA’s Biz Town – cbs4.com

February 23, 2010
By
Students Learn Life Lessons At JA’s Biz Town – cbs4.com

I ran into this article that discusses “Biz Town”, which lets students run a small business.  Students learn about the myriad details that surface when faced with real life situations.  Like the Symphony aptitude in Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind, there is a large amount of information and details thrown at students.  They then…

Read more »

Students’ quilt is a warm gesture to foster kids in Fairfax – washingtonpost.com

February 18, 2010
By
Students’ quilt is a warm gesture to foster kids in Fairfax – washingtonpost.com

What a great example of Meaning from Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind. Students design quilt patterns in geometry class, and then use those patterns to make quilts in their consumer sciences course. I know that as  a parent in an age of abundance, I am always looking for ways to teach my child how…

Read more »

Future cities built on $100, imagination – Education – NewsObserver.com

February 17, 2010
By
Future cities built on $100, imagination – Education – NewsObserver.com

You can’t beat real-world application.  They provide both Symphony and Meaning to any subject. These students designed earthquake resistant buildings for a fictitious city in Japan.  Through an unfortunate turn of events, the devastation in Haiti occurred during this project.  In a poignant way students could see the importance of their work. In the article,…

Read more »

Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

February 12, 2010
By
Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

What a great lesson plan!  If you look through some of Dan Pink’s presentations, he speaks about developing the entire right brain, and not being too caught up in individual aptitudes. As the Indianapolis Star points out in this article, teacher Chad Wallace uses football statistics to enhance his mathematics lesson plans. Students wear jerseys,…

Read more »

Whatever Happened To … opera in elementary school? – washingtonpost.com

February 11, 2010
By
Whatever Happened To … opera in elementary school? – washingtonpost.com

As a lover of the arts, this article really struck home for me.  I immediately thought of Dan Pink, and the aptitudes of Story and Symphony. What is opera but a human story?  Most of our great and wonderful story lines can be found in opera.  And if you can include all of the actions,…

Read more »

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline

Switch to our mobile site