In the past day, I’ve been fortunate enough to be featured in two video-chats. Thought I’d link to them here, if you want to see me talk about some of the stuff kicking around in my brain lately:

The Odyssey Initiative came to SLA this fall to talk to us. Here is the interview they did with me. (And it was featured by the US Department of Education in their Teaching Matters Newsblast! Wow!)

Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy from Odyssey Initiative on Vimeo.

And yesterday, I took part in a really fun, spirited webinar called Inquiry: The Very First Step in the Process of Learning with which is part of the Digital Media and Learning Hub. Importantly, it was moderated by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director of the National Writing Project, who is one of the amazing folks of the world.

Watch live streaming video from connectedlearningtv at

What was awesome about both of these experiences was that they were with really amazing organizations who are doing profoundly interesting and important work, and it was humbling and awesome that they wanted me to share what we’re up to at SLA with them.

More and more, I am becoming convinced that there are a lot of people who are pulling for a profoundly humanistic, deeply empowering, modern education for kids. It may not be the dominant paradigm in the country right now, but this movement is growing. Odyssey Initiative, DMLHub/ConnectedLearning and the National Writing Project are three important organizations in that movement. I’m honored that they wanted me to lend my voice to the chorus.