Friday, December 18, 2015

This (dramatic pause) is the TED Radio Hour on NPR

Morning coffee and the TED Radio Hour on NPR. The recent show is all about Joseph Campbell's theory on the hero's journey...and I am beyond thrilled and honored to be included in this episode. Not just because of the Star Wars theme or that George Takei is featured right after my segment (admittedly those are pinch-me items) ... but I had the opportunity to put the spotlight on mentors. And I had some amazing mentors—they changed my life.
For my educator friends, I hope that you can see your stories in the tales of my mentors.
May the Force be with you.

The entire episode (above) is amazing. Here is my segment:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tree Remote

One remote to rule them all.

One remote to rule them all.

Posted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Hack

PRO TIP: When you put up a ridiculously large, Griswoldian tree, affix the star first. If not, stand on a chair, suction a tree topper into place and have your kid cut the power to the vacuum...

Book Recommendations

It's a thrill and a privilege to be on SiriusXM Kids Place Live every week offering book recommendations. Here is a PDF of every book that I mentioned in 2015. The books are organized by category, so I hope this serves as a helpful tool as you shop for holiday gifts!

More Trees!



Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Want signed books for holiday gifts?

If you are looking for signed books for holiday gifts, my local bookshop can help! But don't delay, they'll be by my house next week to get me to sign everything they have. So if you'd like something personalized, this is your last call!

Please get in touch with Odyssey Bookshop at 413-534-7307, or follow this link:

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Joe and Shirley Scholarships

I run this auction every year in memory of the grandparents who raised me and in support of art education in my hometown of Worcester, MA. All of the proceeds from this auction will benefit scholarships to get kids in unique familial situations into art classes at the Worcester Art Museum.

This classroom changed my life, as did the many art studios where I took classes in at the Worcester Art Museum. I was a lucky kid to have had grandparents who were able to send me to classes there. I recognize that there are many young artists in my hometown who have also found a home with grandparents, but they may not have the means to enroll in extracurricular art courses. 

Bid on items to raise money for art scholarships to courses at Worcester Art Museum. The program there was instrumental to my development as an artist.

Nature Hike and Photoshop

Today, we went on a nature hike and looked for faces in things. Then we used Photoshop to bring our visions to life.

More faces seen on our nature hike.

It's never too early to teach your kid Photoshop.


Here is a photo that I took of Ralph earlier this fall. What a fine pug specimen....