Reaching Community

So, I have this really great video on tap, from Ken Robinson’s TED talk about the importance of educating for creativity and valuing the fine arts. Our school is gifted with being able to pursue those things.

I have a desire to share this sort of inspirational video with parents and co-teachers–the same way I’ve shared shorter videos with my intermediate and middle school level students. I wish all school families could enjoy a video and have a conversation to respond to it, much the way book groups form.

BUT, I want more! I want more families and co-teachers to find these video shares than just the few who would come to a book group. Would being on the net increase participation? What would be most engaging?

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/iG9CE55wbtY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]I’m not sure how to hook others into joining this kind of conversation. I’m going to mull it over and look for a way to open.