As a new teacher blogger for ”Secret Life,” I’ve been ruminating about the topic of my first blog post. To that end, I decided my best approach would be to simply navigate through the site and see what caught my interest.
We dare you to sum up your work in 30 seconds! My first stop was this week’s “30 Second Science” episode featuring Neuroscientist Dave Sulzer. I have long been a fan of Sixty Second Science podcasts and have often incorporated them into my lessons. But 30 seconds? Is that enough to deliver content?
Reminding myself that most commercials are 30 seconds or less, I clicked play and watched. I was amazed. It will take most readers longer than 30 seconds to read this blog post—but they won’t get the depth of knowledge they will get by watching a 30 Second Science episode!
After viewing the “30 Second” segment, I was curious enough to watch the longer segment (at only 1:56) entitled “Impossible Questions.” In fewer than 5 minutes, the episodes deliver robust knowledge appropriate for any classroom. I’m now a fan! And I look forward to sharing my thoughts on how you can use “Secret Life” in your classroom over the coming months.