Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thank-you!!! It's like 212 Degrees!

Oh my goodness - what started on Tuesday as an (almost) 300 Followers Celebration, has now officially turned into a 400 Followers Celebration!  You guys ROCK!!!  I can't thank-you enough for your positive comments.  You can still get in on my Friday Freebie until today (Saturday) at 6:00!

This celebration reminds me of 212 Degrees (and no, it's not the weather - although it's felt like it lately) - 212 Degrees is one of my favourite videos to show my students on the first day of school.  It's all about how putting in a little bit of extra effort makes anything possible.  Last year I showed it to my students and the response was so incredible, I've decided to show it every year.  I show the video right before we set our goals for first term - it's pretty inspiring.  Last year one of my students told me she showed it to her mother, then her mother showed it to her hockey coach, then her hockey coach showed it to the entire team.  LOVE IT!  I plan to make up a cute little goal setting sheet to go along with this video and post it for you - and I will - but I'm heading to the beach with my kiddies shortly.  I'll try to get it made up and posted tonight.  I can also see this video shown at a staff meeting - I find the message very inspiring - and we all need a little inspiration sometimes.


  1. Great message on the video!!! I think I might show it on the first day as well!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this information!

  3. Thanks for the info.

  4. I love the video! I have a question though-
    I can't show YouTube videos at school. How else can I access it? Any ideas? Thanks!

  5. I understand! They've only just recently unblocked youtube for teachers at my school. I used to use a free program called zamzar (you can google it) to convert my videos. I think you can convert it to a flv or abi file, then you should be able to save it to a flash drive from there. I used to copy and paste the converted files into my notebook software for the SMARTboard.

  6. What a great video! Maybe I'll save it for a couple of weeks into the school year, when the students are feeling frustrated with all their work? hm, we shall see!


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