Friday Fish Porn! Mentor & Mentee Edition!

Steve Mesler was a college decathlete* who switched to bobsledding. After a World Championship, Olympic Gold Medal (part of a team to win the first US four-man gold in six decades, other podium finishes) he decided maybe he wasn’t cut out for that and pivoted to education with his sister, a researcher at MDRC, and launched Classroom Champions. This week he reflected on that experience on Twitter.

He also likes to fish. This picture’s not the best, the fish prefers water to air and is trying to get back to the H2O. Steve lives in Calgary now so easy access to some amazing waters and incredible country.

And if you don’t know about Classroom Champions and the work we do (I’m on the Int’l Board of Directors) I’d encourage you to check it out and teachers we are keen to find ways to work with you if you teach in high-poverty classrooms in the US or Canada.

Friday fish what? Friday Fish Porn is a feature that started in 2006 when Jim Griffin skipped work and sent me pictures of all the fish they were catching to tease me – I was at the office. Now, hundreds of pictures later, here we are. And we also have lots more Fish Pics if you want to send me pics of your kids under a different header. Education and education connected people with fish, simple as that. Send me yours.

*I once outran him, well at least gave him the slip while running, in a game of ‘kick the can.’ I regularly regale my wife with that tale…remember the time…and plan to dine out on it for a while.

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