1. ailedubooks:

     What is your favorite book to read to students?

    Recommended by @unskoolery

    Zen Shorts (Caldecott Honor Book) By Jon J Muth

    "Michael," said Karl. "There’s a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth — and Stillwater the bear — present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

    I love this book. We read it to our kids also! Highly recommend! You can find it here

    Reblogged from: adventuresinlearning
  2. ailedubooks:

Also Known As Harper Written By Ann Haywood Leal
Chosen as one of the books on the list by Katherine Handcock "Honoring Malala: Mighty Girl Books on Children’s Fight for Education"   

Even today, there are kids who face tremendous difficulty getting to school. In Also Known As Harper by Ann Haywood Leal (age 9 - 12), Harper Lee, named after her mother’s favorite author, dreams of being a poet — so she’s excited to hear that her school will be holding a poetry contest. But when her father walks out on the family, leaving Harper, her mother, and her brother without any income, the family is evicted and Harper has to skip school to watch her brother as her mother struggles to find work to support them. Harper will have to work hard — and most importantly, not give up in the face of these challenges — in order to achieve her dreams. Harper’s exploration of her own life, and the lives of others she meets during her family’s crisis, will also open your own Mighty Girl’s eyes to the difficulties that the person sitting next to her in class — or who’s supposed to be, but isn’t — may be facing.

Find it here
Interesting connection and sidenote: My wife Marta had Ann Haywood as her Kindergarten teacher. She was one of her favorite teachers. Awesome to see this on the list. Homelessness or unstable homes lives are often one of the biggest battles for students at schools around the country, yet it is often hidden.
I spent many years in and out of unstable living situations as my single mom tried to support us. Often camping out at my mom’s friends home or living in places for short periods of time. We moved a lot and it was never something I shared with my teachers or often even my classmates. I know it affected my learning, but I also know we survived because my mom did whatever she could to make it work. These often untold stories are worth sharing with children, it builds empathy and understanding. I am excited to pick up this book and then share it with my students.
-Adventures in Learning

    ailedubooks:

    Also Known As Harper Written By Ann Haywood Leal

    Chosen as one of the books on the list by Katherine Handcock "Honoring Malala: Mighty Girl Books on Children’s Fight for Education"  

    Even today, there are kids who face tremendous difficulty getting to school. In Also Known As Harper by Ann Haywood Leal (age 9 - 12), Harper Lee, named after her mother’s favorite author, dreams of being a poet — so she’s excited to hear that her school will be holding a poetry contest. But when her father walks out on the family, leaving Harper, her mother, and her brother without any income, the family is evicted and Harper has to skip school to watch her brother as her mother struggles to find work to support them. Harper will have to work hard — and most importantly, not give up in the face of these challenges — in order to achieve her dreams. Harper’s exploration of her own life, and the lives of others she meets during her family’s crisis, will also open your own Mighty Girl’s eyes to the difficulties that the person sitting next to her in class — or who’s supposed to be, but isn’t — may be facing.

    Find it here

    Interesting connection and sidenote: My wife Marta had Ann Haywood as her Kindergarten teacher. She was one of her favorite teachers. Awesome to see this on the list. Homelessness or unstable homes lives are often one of the biggest battles for students at schools around the country, yet it is often hidden.

    I spent many years in and out of unstable living situations as my single mom tried to support us. Often camping out at my mom’s friends home or living in places for short periods of time. We moved a lot and it was never something I shared with my teachers or often even my classmates. I know it affected my learning, but I also know we survived because my mom did whatever she could to make it work. These often untold stories are worth sharing with children, it builds empathy and understanding. I am excited to pick up this book and then share it with my students.

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: adventuresinlearning
  3. Open Road 2014 Summer Camp

    Hello Portland Parents and Young People,



    Open Road Learning Community for Teens is excited to invite your 10-18 year-olds to our
    FREE summer camp that starts on Monday, July 28Our camp, which runs for two weeks from 10-4 at the Mt. Scott Community Center, is workshop-based - campers can attend whichever workshops they want, from a few workshops here and there to full days or weeks.  Our awesome schedule of workshops includes drama, boat-building, writing, computer animation, art, animal dissection, and more.  Some of the workshops will have limited enrollment, so make sure you register ASAP.  See our full schedule and a catalog of workshops at http://openroadteens.org/open-road-summer-camp/.  Hope to see you there!

    -Open Road Learning Community for Teens
  4. When it rains it pours. #rainypdx

  5. Somedays just demand sheet forts. #superherocamp #rainypdx #summercamp  (at Oregon Episcopal School)

    Somedays just demand sheet forts. #superherocamp #rainypdx #summercamp (at Oregon Episcopal School)

  6. tellio:

using stories to teach—yes, keep them handy.▼ Reshared Post From SlideShare ▼11 tips for delivering a great speech, via Hugh Culver: http://slidesha.re/1qy1em6 #SlideShare #presentationhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8lvJ/53a1f3a5

    tellio:

    using stories to teach—yes, keep them handy.

    ▼ Reshared Post From SlideShare ▼

    11 tips for delivering a great speech, via Hugh Culver: http://slidesha.re/1qy1em6 #SlideShare #presentation

    http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8lvJ/53a1f3a5

    Reblogged from: tellio
  7. breenaisawalrus:

Tina is bae.

How I love Tina! Bob’s Burger needs more memes!

    breenaisawalrus:

    Tina is bae.

    How I love Tina! Bob’s Burger needs more memes!

    Reblogged from: breenaisawalrus
  8. ailedubooks:

Also Known As Harper Written By Ann Haywood Leal
Chosen as one of the books on the list by Katherine Handcock "Honoring Malala: Mighty Girl Books on Children’s Fight for Education"   

Even today, there are kids who face tremendous difficulty getting to school. In Also Known As Harper by Ann Haywood Leal (age 9 - 12), Harper Lee, named after her mother’s favorite author, dreams of being a poet — so she’s excited to hear that her school will be holding a poetry contest. But when her father walks out on the family, leaving Harper, her mother, and her brother without any income, the family is evicted and Harper has to skip school to watch her brother as her mother struggles to find work to support them. Harper will have to work hard — and most importantly, not give up in the face of these challenges — in order to achieve her dreams. Harper’s exploration of her own life, and the lives of others she meets during her family’s crisis, will also open your own Mighty Girl’s eyes to the difficulties that the person sitting next to her in class — or who’s supposed to be, but isn’t — may be facing.

Find it here
Interesting connection and sidenote: My wife Marta had Ann Haywood as her Kindergarten teacher. She was one of her favorite teachers. Awesome to see this on the list. Homelessness or unstable homes lives are often one of the biggest battles for students at schools around the country, yet it is often hidden.
I spent many years in and out of unstable living situations as my single mom tried to support us. Often camping out at my mom’s friends home or living in places for short periods of time. We moved a lot and it was never something I shared with my teachers or often even my classmates. I know it affected my learning, but I also know we survived because my mom did whatever she could to make it work. These often untold stories are worth sharing with children, it builds empathy and understanding. I am excited to pick up this book and then share it with my students.
-Adventures in Learning

    ailedubooks:

    Also Known As Harper Written By Ann Haywood Leal

    Chosen as one of the books on the list by Katherine Handcock "Honoring Malala: Mighty Girl Books on Children’s Fight for Education"  

    Even today, there are kids who face tremendous difficulty getting to school. In Also Known As Harper by Ann Haywood Leal (age 9 - 12), Harper Lee, named after her mother’s favorite author, dreams of being a poet — so she’s excited to hear that her school will be holding a poetry contest. But when her father walks out on the family, leaving Harper, her mother, and her brother without any income, the family is evicted and Harper has to skip school to watch her brother as her mother struggles to find work to support them. Harper will have to work hard — and most importantly, not give up in the face of these challenges — in order to achieve her dreams. Harper’s exploration of her own life, and the lives of others she meets during her family’s crisis, will also open your own Mighty Girl’s eyes to the difficulties that the person sitting next to her in class — or who’s supposed to be, but isn’t — may be facing.

    Find it here

    Interesting connection and sidenote: My wife Marta had Ann Haywood as her Kindergarten teacher. She was one of her favorite teachers. Awesome to see this on the list. Homelessness or unstable homes lives are often one of the biggest battles for students at schools around the country, yet it is often hidden.

    I spent many years in and out of unstable living situations as my single mom tried to support us. Often camping out at my mom’s friends home or living in places for short periods of time. We moved a lot and it was never something I shared with my teachers or often even my classmates. I know it affected my learning, but I also know we survived because my mom did whatever she could to make it work. These often untold stories are worth sharing with children, it builds empathy and understanding. I am excited to pick up this book and then share it with my students.

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  9. ailedubooks:

explore-blog:

For Thoreau’s birthday, his philosophy of simplicity adapted in a children’s book

Find the book here.
    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  10. Hello dear friend.  How I missed you. #wahoo’s #fishtacos (at Wahoo’s Fish Taco)

    Hello dear friend. How I missed you. #wahoo’s #fishtacos (at Wahoo’s Fish Taco)

  11. Duck a ĽOrange #vegas (at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino)

    Duck a ĽOrange #vegas (at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino)

  12. Vegas (at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas)

    Vegas (at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas)

  13. brookswheelan:

    Dis tight

    best ever!

    Reblogged from: brookswheelan
  14. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    Oscar Wilde (via quotesandnonsense)
    Reblogged from: true-antagonist
  15. stillpointpianomethod:

Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. -Ramana Maharshi
via (Zen Piano)
    Reblogged from: stillpointpianomethod
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