Category Archives: storytelling

SXSWedu 2018 in the Rear View Mirror

Once again, the “hidden” portion of SXSW has come and gone. SXSWedu may draw educators, students, and educational technology companies from around the globe, but it rarely draws attention in Austin the week before the “real” SXSW. The music, film, … Continue reading

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One Flew Over a Great Notion

or, Sometimes a Cuckoo Nest… Today would have been Ken Kesey’s birthday, so my twisted title pays tribute to his best known works, his debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the second novel, Sometimes A Great Notion. Lots … Continue reading

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“My Grandfather” by Joanie Whitebird

July 1 was Joanie Whitebird’s birthday — were she alive today, she would be turning 66. I can almost hear her laughing out loud at the thought. Posting this poem of hers seems an appropriate remembrance. my grandfather worked as a … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction: Me!

That’s right, off the back porch and onto the main stage! I’m taking a workshop called “Creating a One-Person Show.” Maybe I’m not ready for prime time yet, but you know I’ve got some stories to tell, and my days … Continue reading

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RIP Guy Clark

We were on the road back from Asheville last Tuesday when I heard that Guy Clark had died. He had been faring poorly for awhile, so it wasn’t entirely surprising, but this one still hurt deeply. Someone suggested listening to … Continue reading

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SXSWedu 2016: 2 Angles on Storytelling

Storytelling powers our most engaging experiences — learning is just another example. Here are my doodles from a couple of SXSWedu 2016 sessions centering on storytelling, along with a few added notes. Creating Viral-Worthy Creative Classroom Content How can you create … Continue reading

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A Sensational Story of a Dramatic Nature

Once again, we welcome another tale from my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, of his days in South Texas circa 1914. I was 34 years of age, Just 46 years ago; and I was at that time Supt. of the Asherton School, … Continue reading

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