This is a very useful video by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) about the struggle and importance of the story’s beginning–creating the foundation for the rest of the story. I am very interested in the experience of writing and developing a story, asking myself, what does it feel like to write? Writing is purely mechanical unless it is aligned with creative problem solving and lateral thinking. Fun!
For future reference in Bangkok:
Museum of Floral Culture
A useful writing that explains the absence of audio tape stock. CLICK HERE
“Recording on tape enforces a musical process, McTear explains. Band members must play together, recording all at once, instead of editing and manipulating sounds so perfectly that they’re perfectly boring.” I love this approach to musicianship and recording arts.
I use Bloom’s Taxonomy for the benefit of students in my classes.
I don’t know why the Taxonomy that Bloom et al developed seems to be kept in secret from students? Tell me why so few students are acquainted with Bloom et al?
I share the Taxonomy with my students and encourage them to apply the concept of action verbs in their individual learning, applying the concept of action verbs to scriptwriting, photography, interviewing, video production, and other creative inquiry and activity.
HERE is a useful list of verbs and a hierarchy of learning consistent with Bloom’s theory of learning.
I am learning about teaching each day that I lovingly and diligently do this work. I want to teach as a facilitator of student-centered learning and practice. Here is an annotated bibliography of research writings about improvisation and other creativity in teaching
My old fren-emy, the hindrance of sloth and torpor
This story is required reading for my students: ROCKET MAN