I'm also expanding this to just beyond classroom stuff. I've decided I need to place to process thoughts and ideas about 'edumacation'. Its alot cheaper than therapy. Welcome to the inner workings of my brain...how sad, for you!
Used two video's in class today. The first was part of a series from Jazz @ Lincoln Center:
The other was old school (literally):
We had a great discussion in class about how Jefferson's prose in the Declaration is given feet in Madison's Constitution and how that improvisation plays out today. Good times.