|Live performing perhaps my|
favorite from their catalog,
|Much to the delight of|
especially the ladies in
attendance, Bush frontman
Gavin Rossdale walks the
crowd while performing
|Closing out the night|
|Jason Pierce, Steve Mazur, |
Duncan Coutts, Mary,
Raine Maida, and I
|Had to listen to it,|
but this is going into a frame!
|Maggie Elliot made me take a picture before I was|
fully awake... even though this was 3 hours into the day!
|To the left, a news story without |
Mercury Reader. This is the same story
with Mercury Reader!
|This is a great story about|
rural Nevada counties getting
a grant to put wi-fi on busses.
Check it out here!
After lunch, I headed to a session on social-emotional learning (SEL) hosted by Dr. Todd Schmidt. His session highlighted a lot of the research behind the importance of incorporating SEL into schools, such as decreased incidents of behavioral issues, bullying, and other issues and different ways he has incorporated SEL into his school as the principal. Perhaps my favorite thing that he did was two-fold: when it was time notify students and their families which teacher they would have for the school year, each teacher in the school wrote a handwritten postcard for each student and mailed them home, but included on the postcard was a link to a Flipgrid video where the teacher introduced themself (if they chose to do so) and gave a tour of their classroom for students, easing the anxiety of wondering who their teacher was going to be and what their classroom was going to look like. Dr. Schmidt stated that since incorporating this "hack", he did not get any phone calls from concerned parents regarding their child's teacher. I also enjoyed his story about hosting a national play day event at his school but inviting parents to come to school and bring games, participate in events with students, and make it more of a community event instead of simply a school event. I so enjoyed his session that afterward, I introduced myself (while we have interacted on Twitter previously, we had never met in person) and asked if he would like to share his story on The BeerEDU Podcast. He readily agreed, especially since he has interacted with my partner, Ben Dickson, through various leadership chats on Twitter. Look for an episode of The BeerEDU Podcast in the near future featuring Todd!
To close out my day, I walked into a session, but I wasn't feeling it, so about five minutes in, I left and headed over to the common area of the school's campus. I was meeting up with a couple of friends after sessions were done so I figured I would relax for about an hour. I had a great conversation with a couple of people and Kristina Mattis and Bill Selek had me come on to CUE Live to talk about my (limited) Fall CUE experience and to share a little bit about my upcoming book. After a couple of quick conversations with Rebekah Remkiewicz, Ryan O'Donnell, and Tom Covington (plus I had a gift of some local Reno beer that I had promised Tom), I got in the car, had a quick pit stop for food, then headed home. Between the long day on Saturday with the show and the great day of learning, I was in bed and asleep by about 8:30. And even though I got a solid 9 hours of sleep, it was still tough getting up for school on Monday!
As for the song, it's more about an estranged father and son, but that line really stuck with me while writing this post, check out this video for the song!
Until next time...