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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Finds

I'm going to try a new experiment.

Every Friday, I'm going to tell you about some things that have peaked my interest throughout the week.  Some of the things that I share with you will be education related, some will have absolutely nothing to do with education.

The reason I am doing this is that when I find something new that I like, I get so passionate about it it's hard for me to not blab about to everybody I see, every time I open my mouth.  This will provide me that release.  I hope you enjoy!

Feel free to comment at the bottom!

Friday Finds (yo) !


Article I've enjoyed:  Why It Never Helps to Pass The Buck by Michael Hyatt
  •  Outlines 6 Battle Tested Leadership Lessons from the Navy SEALS 
  •  A SEAL he talks about is Jocko Willink who continues to pop up on my twitter feed, podcasts that I listen to and articles that I am reading which seems interesting to me.  Pretty fascinatingly rough and tough dude.  Check him out.  


Music that's rocking my socks:  La Belle Fleur Sauvage by Lord Huron  
  • The whole album rocks socks.  
Video I've learned from:  The Backwards Brain Bicycle by Smarter Every Day
  • A lot of awesome things from Smarter Every Day which I'm sure I will share more of in the future.
  • This particular video draws a lot parallels to how difficult it is to learn something new.  
Favorite Twitter Post:  Most of the time this will not be a post made by yours truly, @Mr_Braden, but this one is cool!  


Former Indiana University basketball player and coach and now ESPN college basketball announcer who covers mostly Big Ten games was doing the game the other night.  It's #CoachesVsCancer week so I thought I would shoot that tweet over to him with the hopes of him sharing it.  He shares it, 20,000 people are made a little more aware of pediatric cancer.  Well, HE RETWEETED IT!  1- I'm a diehard Indiana basketball fan so THAT was awesome but 2- Avery has more of an opportunity to make a difference for kids fighting cancer!  Love it.  

This morning, I got a tweet from @CallDT who has a sports talk radio show out of Syracuse, New York (www.wakeupcalldt.com) asking for permission to mention Avery on his show this morning.  He had seen the retweet from Dakich and helped spread Avery's story to even more ears!   Very exciting stuff!  

How I'm shifting my Personal Paradigm:  
I'm going to spend my mornings working from a standup desk on wheels in the main hallway of my school.  It will give me more opportunities to interact with staff and students.  I'm going to really make a conscientious effort to spend A LOT less time in my office and A LOT more time interacting with kids.  It's why I got into education.

Disclaimer:  I got the idea from @MomentousAP who was a classmate of mine in grad school.  This guy is going to do a lot of things in Education, people.  Pay attention to him.  

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