Celebrating Grandpa – Weekly Digest – 03/28/10

On Wednesday night, Henry Seidel died.  Henry was a profoundly gentle, judicious and thoughtful man who had a powerful impact on many who had the privilege of knowing him.  To me, Henry was a lovin.

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Turning Guns Into Roses

Schools inside juvenile prisons are often not centers of inquiry, imagination and social justice.  But there are a few that are trying hard to provide life-altering educational experiences for all .

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Weekly Digest – 3/21/10

Here are some quick summaries of this week’s headlines on the Husslington… Finding the Bright Spots in Education: Reflecting on the Heath Brothers’ New Book, Switch In education, as in many fi.

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Beamer… Honda… Walking: The Greening of a Pop Song

Early this year, rappers Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana released a pretty unremarkable song called “Beamer, Benz or Bentley.”  It has a catchy beat and hook though and it has gotten a lot.

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Jay-Z Speaks on His Writing Process – VIDEO

The first week of March, I sent out a link (via Twitter and Facebook) to an article in which Xzibit, Pusha T (from the Clipse), Drake and Nicki Minaj speak about their writing processes. Then last wee.

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Finding the Bright Spots in Education: Reflecting on the Heath Brothers’ New Book, Switch

“To pursue bright spots is to ask the question ‘What’s working, and how can we do more of it?’  Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Yet, in the real world, this obvious questio.

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Weekly Digest – 03/14/10

update on sammy’s hussle… Some highlights/interesting links from my adventures over the last two weeks: BAEO Symposium Last week had me out in Milwaukee at the tenth annual symposium for t.

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Seven Rules for Writing

Recently Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind and several other books) published his seven rules for writing on the New Yorker’s website.  I think the first five are strong and definitely .

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The American Hussle… Captured in Dance

Katt Williams gets to the heart of the hussle… with dance moves! WARNING: This one has some explicit language…

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Sharing is…Illegal?? The Flimsy Case Against Open Source

Whether in software, education or any other field, open source development is central to innovation.  By “open source” I mean that people are sharing their intellectual property, program .

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