Holiday wishes and inspiring teaching videos 2018

  • Published on December 21, 2018

Holiday wishes

As the holiday season draws nigh, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe holiday season. May you have time to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and, most of all, have fun.

Note: The above scene is from the interactive digital story Who’s Hiding at Christmas, just one of over forty Christmas themed resources in the collection.

Teaching inspiration

Holiday time can be perfect for catching up on things missed during the busyness of work. To both affirm and inspire you, I have curated a short list of some of my favourite videos. I hope you find time to enjoy them too.

Ten inspiring videos

Kate DiCamillo on the magic of reading aloud

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: How to Raise Smarter Children

Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?


What do you want school to be?

The Social Classroom

Because of a Teacher (A Tribute to All of Those Making a Difference)

Teachers are fun. I don’t know

SodaStream ad

Elton John’s Ad for John Lewis and Partners 2018

Which is your favourite? Please let me know in the comments.


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    Thank you, Pamela. Happy New Year to you also. I’m pleased you enjoyed the videos and that Elton’s got you moving. Have a wonderful 2019!

    Oh yes, Pamela. The rhythm of our own feet. May they dance in tune. 🙂 Best wishes to you and yours, Pamela.

    I’m pleased you enjoyed the videos you chose to watch, Debby. (I didn’t expect anyone to watch them all.) Elton’s song is lovely, isn’t it? Such a feel-good video. Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

    I watched a few of them Norah – left out the TED ones. I found them very enjoyable. I loved the one with the kids and the 2 men asking them questions and then the men making a song for teachers …

    I’m pleased you had time to watch a few of the videos, Susan, and that you enjoyed them. I loved that song for teachers, too, Susan. The children’s responses were delightful and sounded so special when worked into the song. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Thank you, Jennie. That would be wonderful. There are so may lovely messages in the videos. 🙂

    There’s so, so much there, Norah. I didn’t want this wonderful post to get lost or muddled in the holidays. Teachers will really need this in January. I have listened to Kate DiCamillo’s video at least 8 times!

    Kate DiCamillo’s video is inspiring. I think everyone should listen to it – as many times as possible, as a reminder. Have a wonderful 2019!

    I agree!!! And I just listened to all of your videos again. Very inspirational! Reblogging tomorrow. Wishing you a wonderful 2019. ????

    I’m so pleased you enjoy the videos as much as I do, Jennie. Thank you for sharing them with your readers. Best wishes for 2019!

    Wouldn’t that be wonderful, Jennie? Change the world – one video, one teacher, one child at a time. 🙂

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