I’m assuming if the good people at Discovery read this, I’ll be banned from corporate headquarters.
That would be bad.
But, it would be neat to walk in, only to be wrestled to the ground by a gang of security guards (I don’t know how many they would need, but I’m guessing 7… I’ve been working out).
Plus, it wouldn’t be the first place where I’ve been uninvited.
And what are the odds they would invite me back anyway?
The Textbook Techbook Forum was interesting.
Interesting to say the least.
I got to meet an amazing group of people who are quite famous in the education/technology world (still not sure why I was there… they must have needed a token Superintendent).
If you read blogs, tweet, or stalk this kind of educator, you would have been impressed by the lineup.
Dembo. Jakes. Warlick. Whitby. Becker. Sheninger. Couros. Laufenberg. Maiers.
And the Godfather. Shareski.
Why is he the Godfather? Because he is. You don’t get to question why.
It was a Who’s Who of famous educators.
And I discovered something (get it… discovered?).
They are weird.
Every last one of them.
What kind of person is obsessed with the education issues of the day?
Technology. Curriculum. Teaching styles. Textbooks.
Who are these people and why don’t they get hobbies? Maybe they should take a walk or something.
I would like to think they attended the forum for the free trip. Maybe even to raise their profile in the Twitter universe?
For all I know, nuzzling up to the people who brought us American Choppers and Shark Week raises their fee for presenting on various educational topics.
But I don’t think any of this is true.
I think they are just weird enough that they were there in the hope of helping provide students and teachers a better textbook (techbook) for 2012 and beyond.
Told you they were weird.
The good kind of weird.
Top 3 Questions I get when I attend these types of events: 1. Why don’t I attend these types of events more often? 2. Are you going to make fun of me in your blog? 3. How’s Buddy the Dog?
Answers: 1. I like my house. 2. Yes. 3. He’s great. He’s Buddy the Dog.