Showing posts with label Jimmy V. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jimmy V. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Think + Laugh + Cry = A Good Day

This post has nothing to do with technology. However, as I've said in the past when sharing this video, I think the video below has a lesson for every teacher and student.

Tonight is the conclusion of Jimmy V Week on ESPN. This annual event raises money for the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and honors the legacy of Jim Valvano. Take eleven minutes to watch the video below. It might be the best thing you watch this week. I've watched it dozens of times over the years and it gives me chills while being inspirational every time I watch it.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jimmy V Week - Laugh, Think, Cry

Tonight, Jimmy V Week started on ESPN. This annual event celebrates the life of Jim Valvano and raises money for the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Tonight ESPN is replaying Jim Valvano's now famous (amongst basketball fans) 1993 ESPY speech given just eight weeks before he died of cancer. You don't need to know anymore about Jimmy V in order to appreciate his speech in which he encourages everyone to laugh, think, and cry everyday. The video has nothing to do with technology in education, but the speech is encouraging and inspiring so as I did last year I encourage you to take some time to watch it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Laugh, Think, Cry = A Full Day

This week is Jimmy V week at ESPN. Last night ESPN replayed Jim Valvano's now famous (amongst basketball fans) 1993 ESPY speech given just eight weeks before he died of cancer. You don't need to know anymore about Jimmy V in order to appreciate his speech in which he encourages everyone to laugh, think, and cry every day. The video has nothing to do with technology in education, but the speech is encouraging and inspiring so I thought I'd pass it along.

Should you desire, you can make a contribution to The V Foundation for Cancer Research here.