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Wonder Woman Jan Moyer

moving the podcast – interview from August 28, 2013

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I really enjoyed my chat with Jan, and I think this is as much myself as I’ve been so far (she brought out the super chatty, laughy in me for sure). But she’s more than just a funny lady; she’s really fascinating and enthusiastic about her life and her choice of careers. And that’s a great thing to hear. So take a listen as Jan talks to me about blogging, motherhood, living in Canada and the amazing world of the kindergarten classroom.

Jan Title
“If it can make someone else laugh, it helps me see the humor in the situation…
that’s probably been one of the best things about Twitter and blogging
is just that it helps me see the funny quicker.”

0:00 ~ to tweet, perhaps to blog…
11:15 ~ raising (& writing about) 4 boys under 8
18:15 ~ being a Kindergarten teacher!
26:20 ~ Kids learn that  in Kindergarten?
30:00 ~ technology and the modern classroom
34:55 ~ Oh, Canada

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Connect with Jan
on her blog Tough Bananas
on Twitter @moyermama

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References
Ricky Anderson
Joseph Craven
Tyler Tarver
Knox McCoy
Jan’s About page
Serenity Now
(diaper changing)
Clay Morgan
Playtime: It’s Complicated (accident scene recreation)
Kindergarten: The Good, The Gross and The Amazing
Oh, Canada! (“no one likes Canada” post)
I Can Be Your Hero, Baby (injury post)

Just for fun:

Is Digital Communication Enough?

I recently read an interesting blog by MaggieCakes.  Social Media and The Art of Storytelling discusses whether storytelling as an art form is being jeopardized by the ever-increasing popularity of social media sites.

A couple of items I plucked out of her blog:

  • “Professional storyteller Anne Rutherford…believes the communications over digital technology, particularly via social media, are causing us to cut back on our in-person interactions, and thus on our chances to tell and listen to stories.”
  • MaggieCakes: “We use social media to connect and to share about our lives.  Really, our posts, tweets, and status updates come together to tell our stories…we’re all writing our autobiographies, whether we know it or not.”

I so agree with Maggie.  Our use of Social Media sites, including photo and video sharing, truly perpetuates storytelling in the most basic of forms – autobiography.  No imagination required.

Maggie’s blog and the resultant comments really got me thinking about a few things, particularly regarding social interactions.  Her discussion revolved around storytelling, but I kept thinking about my own personal relationships.  And I couldn’t stop myself from wondering, “Is in-person necessary, or is digital communication enough?” Continue Reading…