I had to do it, I saw this Ted Talk about reading and I just had to share. Enjoy!
Today I am going to extend an invitation. Here is the scenario: you are hosting an enchanting dinner party and you can invite any three people - they can be fictitious (meaning from a book, TV show or movie), dead or alive. Who would you invite and why?
I would invite: Leonardo Da Vinci, Jesus and Charles Darwin. I feel that Da Vinci had one of the greatest minds we have ever encountered. He was not only an amazing artist, but an engineer way ahead of his time. Jesus, guys - he walked on water, need I say more? And Charles Darwin (he has an -ism named after him), the man who developed Darwinism which is the theory of biological evolution. Most people believe either in one theory or another. They believe either that God created the world in seven days or they believe that man evolved through natural selection. I love the juxtaposition (placing two things together to compare the similarities and differences) of the two. I feel this would be an amazing evening of enlightenment. Who would you invite and why?
I really enjoy history. I am happy to be living in the time that I am in, because I really like toilets that flush (lol). However, here is my question...If you could have witnessed any historical event what would it be and why? I LOVE the Renaissance. Renaissance is a French word that means “rebirth.” When the Renaissance took place, right as Europe was waking up from the Dark Ages, questions were being asked and the influencers of the time were shaking things up. This is where the Teenage Mutant Turtles come from (joking - sort of). Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello are all artists from the Renaissance era. Also, my favourite theory: Heliocentrism and my favourite scientist Nicholas Copernicus comes from the Renaissance. You will get the opportunity to study the renaissance in grade 8. So now it is your turn - If you could have witnessed any historical event, what would it be and why? Comment below! I would love to hear from you.
Ted Talk for kids - What makes a Hero?
My hero...I would have to say is Elaine Watt. You probably won't know her. She is very popular in barrel racing circles in southern Alberta. She is a three time Canadian Champion Barrel Racer, a teacher, a mom of six, among a whole host of other skills (she makes the best peach pie I have ever tasted). She is kind, strong and giving of her talent. #myheroshavealwaysbeencowboys
Who is your hero?
That's my View from the 86th Pew,
I have titled this blog post “The 10 Commandments of Being a Student.” What I really mean, is these are the 10 most important ways I feel, you could be the best student in the room - and these principles actually carry over into your post-secondary and work life.
I would love for you to share what your are reading and please comment on what is posted!