John “Hondo” Havlicek

If you're a hoopster of a certain age, just hearing the name John "Hondo" Havlicek conjures a certain workmanlike to the point of art grace and style in leading a team with a basketball, and he deserves this beautiful obituary in the Boston Globe: https://berto.fyi/2L1CbIU For me it takes me back to my 6-7 year … Continue reading John “Hondo” Havlicek

4 Simple Things

[This might be my only post on education for a while] #LSTN2TCHRS Education friends, teacher friends, CCSD friends, PEM-GA friends: if it's "all about the kids" (as of course it is in education), I just hope the various authorities in charge heed their teachers’ advice, like this one from rural Arkansas: https://berto.fyi/2I9MwjX Good teachers seem … Continue reading 4 Simple Things

Batman, Revolution, Kiss Me/Kill Me, Drive B-side, Sen Pat Leahy, Mayor Chuck Searcy etc

Thanks to Chuck Searcy, the mayor of Hanoi, there's a significant Batman anniversary coming up soon, which reminded me of this little ditty from years ago: https://berto.fyi/2HqsktJ Can't remember the exact story but I think it was a song that probably not gonna make Automatic or Monster, and Batman the movie was looking for songs. … Continue reading Batman, Revolution, Kiss Me/Kill Me, Drive B-side, Sen Pat Leahy, Mayor Chuck Searcy etc

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Candid Feedback

Cedar/Central friends, CCSD friends, Athens and Georgia public education friends: This sounds like a promising approach in helping diverse and effective schools thrive-- a story from, of all places, Iowa: berto.fyi/IowaStudentLedPD " 'Unless we get feedback from diverse perspectives, we can only operate from what we know—and what we know is limited because it's just … Continue reading Candid Feedback