This is a caption of my officemate Jordan live, while facilitating a NASA Explorer Schools orientation to teachers across the United States. NES is not only a wonderful resource to teachers but it is also a unique portal to assist teachers bringing into their classrooms NASA’s data, missions and scientific endeavors. Becoming a NES teacher is easy; just follow the directions at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/index.html scroll down to “Are you ready to join NES?” You will find plenty of opportunities for professional development, lessons (math, science, engineering, technology, etc.) organized in a functional manner, NASA Now videos, options for you and your students to join live video chats, access to the virtual campus, assistance from passionate and, may I add, nerdy NASA people like Jordan, and much, much more. From here you can even find out about NEON, this is something you want to learn more about.
While taking a break from the International Workshop on Environment and Energy held conveniently for me at Goddard, I crossed the street over to building 3 to attend the music conductor Benjamin Zander’s talk on the “The Art of Possibility and its Role in Everyday Life” He is a dynamic speaker and his talk reminded me of our role as teachers, the conductor's job is to awaken the possibility in others. And in general about how much greatness are we willing to grant others. Catch a glimpse of this presentation at: