TCEA Area 7 Keynote– Darren Kuropatwa and Storyfinding

Darren’s keynote is about the power of telling stories, so these notes are not going to reflect the story very well.  But perhaps they will give readers access to his ideas and stories he shared. This began at a conference on “problem finding” — about helping students find real problems to solve gave Darren the idea for storyfinding. Links can be found here: We are the stories we tell.   In a classroom think of the power of when students came into a classroom with […]

Chronicling the details: story, mindfulness, and joy

In their article on Andy Rooney’s passing, describes him as someone who “chronicles the particular.” This phrase especially resonated with me after Dean Shareski shared his vision of story in workshops at our high school last Thursday, as well as in his keynote at Tech Forum Austin. His eye for story in the most amusing details is clear in the video he opened his presentation for our teachers with. The backstory–his wife was on the decorating committee for his daughter’s graduation party and as […]