Teachers Teaching Teachers #58 – 06.20.07 – Finding passion in and out of the classroom

This year several elementary school teachers–mainly Writing Project teachers–from California, Colorado, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, and the Philippines sent each other podcasts and poetry and responses on a weblog, Youth Radio: Connecting Youth Voices to the World. These teachers have created a space where young writers and voices can connect with news stories about their communities, their schools and their interests!

That’s all fine, but on this webcast Paul Allison and Lee Baber talked to two of the teachers behind this project, Glen Bledsoe and Kevin Hodgson. We never got to the student work because we spent the entire time learning more about each of these teachers as musicians and creative people outside of the classroom.

It’s fascinating to hear the differences between the music that Lee and Glen share with us, and to imagine Kevin’s sax! Yet what we all share is a passion for living creative, passionate lives in and out of the classroom.

We had a great time together, and we invite you listen in.

Click Read More, below to find a long list of links from Glen’s amazingly diverse creative mind.

Glen Bledsoe in school:

Writing and Math

Glen Bledsoe’s out of school life:

Nota Bene by Leonardo weekly comic strip:


2 thoughts on “Teachers Teaching Teachers #58 – 06.20.07 – Finding passion in and out of the classroom”

  1. creativity

    Confession:  if I’d be asked to listen to some electronic music, followed by some banjo music I may not have shown much enthusiasm, but I enjoyed both immensely in this podcast – both had honesty and depth – the qualities I think that allow us to enjoy any music, regardless of style!

    I listened to this podcast in bits but I picked up a particular thread that moved me: the importance of creativity and how this impacts on ways to stimulate and demonstrate learning.  I’m a big fan of iLife and the personal, multi-media broadcasting  in encourages.  Thanks for this discussion – and Lee, I feel I know you a little better now!

    • Personal Creativity
      Thank you, Pete for your inspiring comment. That same thread had a big impact on me as well as we went through the show defining classroom scenarios and sharing our individual versions of a similar story.  After the show I felt like I had met two individuals I want to stay in touch with and hear much more about as well as see and listen to more examples of their work. As a not, we are asking both Glen and Kevin if they will join us in Musicbridges! Thanks again for your response. Lee Baber

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