Dave Eggers’ TED Talk, or What I Want To Do With My Life

20 03 2008

Please watch this video: Dave Eggers’ TED Talk

Basically what Eggers is talking about is the same thing I’ve been saying since I hit 9th grade—that’s eight or nine years of thinking this way about education. My thesis project was inspired by 826. I started a writing club at an after-school program for middle schoolers in nearby Holyoke, MA. While I finish the program, which is actually supposed to continue a week or two past graduation, I am also writing a handbook for others who want to do the same.

Basically, I am doing currently what Eggers is asking everyone to do, and I am writing to encourage others to do the same—and was before he gave his TED talk. I plan on applying for a job at 826 National to help them with Once Upon A School, if they’ll take me. I hope they do, because I haven’t thought of anything else to do yet.

But wow. Isn’t he inspiring?

(WordPress doesn’t allow embedded media, apparently…)

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2 responses

20 03 2008
Molly

hell yes to dave eggers!

also, I know you can at least embed youtube videos on wordpress.

22 03 2008
siegem

It seems only videos from a list of sources can be embeded, don’t know… Never embeded a video on my blog.

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