"Creativity is contagious, pass it on." ~Albert Einstein

Monday, March 5, 2018


Thanks for the click. You were scrolling through your Twitter stream and something caught your attention.  Perhaps it was the simple image embedded in the tweet. Maybe you said to yourself, "I wonder what Craig is babbling about now?" Nonetheless, thank you for taking the time to read this far. 

I'm reading a book right now that I believe every student in grades 5-12 student should read.  I believe their parents should read it.  While we are at it, I think every teacher should read it. 

The book is "Legacy vs Likes" by Mike Smith.  I won't go into the details of the book.  You can do that on your own.  At the end of each chapter in the book, Mike issues a challenge that ties with the content of each chapter.  I was intrigued by the fifth chapter in which Mike talks about how we spend our time in regards to social media. Mike dropped some powerful statistics on how much time we invest in information that has no real impact on our lives.  Consuming social media.  Scrolling through our social media feeds. Can you relate?  I know I can. 

The challenge at the end of this chapter was to work on a craft for 2.5 hours. To create something instead of consuming.  

Here I am blogging. Creating.  Working on a craft that I love to do, but tend to put it off.  I always tell myself that I don't have time even though I love the feeling that writing gives me.  

I saw a quote somewhere recently that said, "Instead of 'I don't have time' try saying 'It's not a priority' see how that feels."  

Blogging is now a priority.  I've put it off for too long.  It's my 2.5 project. Stay tuned.  Thanks for the nudge, Mike. 

What's your 2.5 project going to be? 

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