Hawaii Not What I Expected

Penguins in HawaiiJust a quick note.  It’s almost show time and I’m by my self getting my head together for my address.  Will Richardson keynoted yesterday, so it’s going to take me about ten minutes to fill in the little bit that he left out.  Another one for my list.  Don’t follow kids, school board members who’ve just read The World is Flat, kindergarten teachers, and now — don’t follow Will Richardson.

I just want to say, for the record, that Hawaii is not what I expected.  Honolulu is a thriving and very lived in city, not just an enclave of tourists, doing touristy things.  I’ve really enjoyed the live music that is playing every where.  I just didn’t know you could do that with a Ukulele. 

I’ve also met some very exciting educators and education workers.  Last night I had dinner with Alaska educator and pioneer, Mark Stanley, and Don Zundel of Apple.  They both told me stories of some amazing ways that eduators and learners are taking the disruptive conditions that are facing us, and turning them into opportunities.  More on that later!

Aloha! A hui hou!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.