Bammy awards

What Does Your Bammy Awards Vote Really Mean?
Written by Errol St. Clair Smith
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:14

In the 15 days since the 2014 Bammy Awards nomination period began, 300 educators have been nominated, over 2,000 votes have been submitted, and between 175 and 300 new people are registering to vote every day. It's really encouraging to see all of the educators who are taking the time to acknowledge and support their peers, staff, members of their personal learning networks (PLNs) and educators whose contributions they respect and admire. Some amazing contributions to the field that have been flying below the radar are being uncovered and shared.

Apples and Oranges

The one thing that still surprises me is the confusion about what the Bammy Awards are. It's the old apples and oranges thing: if it's a fruit and it's round it must be a....

Turns out that even some people whom we were pretty sure understand the "Spirit of the Bammy Awards" may not. So even as votes are streaming in, we couldn't help but wonder how many people are truly clear about what their vote really means. That's how we came up with the idea of creating a quick, five-question online test that would give each voter an immediate "Spirit of the Bammy Awards" score. (Does anyone else see the irony here?)

The Spirit of the Bammy Awards: Real or Fiction?

The Spirit of the Bammy Awards is palpable, powerfully inspiring and immediately recognizable when you see it. Here are two great examples -- one from principal Jim Detwiler and the other from student Paige Woodard.

What's Your Spirit of the Bammy Awards Score?

The spirit of the Bammy Awards score will give you a measure of how well you understand what your nomination and votes really mean. It may also help confirm whether participating in the Bammy Awards is right for you.

Below is a link to take the test. Your score will give you confidence that you really know what you are supporting. In addition, a really high score will get you into any organization, private club or eating establishment that would have let you in without it! So have some fun, take the test and get your score immediately!


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