1. When it rains it pours. #rainypdx

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

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

  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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
  6. ailedubooks:

explore-blog:

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

Find the book here.
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  7. 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)

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

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

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

    Vegas (at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas)

  10. brookswheelan:

    Dis tight

    best ever!

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  11. 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
  12. stillpointpianomethod:

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

    Two Versions of one great book!

    To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher 3rd Edition; By William Ayers

    imageTo Teach: The Journey, in Comics; By William Ayers

    One of the first books I read during my masters program. This is another of what I call my “Mentor Texts”. It is a book that speak to the complexity of being a teacher, an activist, a community member, and all the roles in-between.   William “Bill” Ayers writes with a heart and courage unmatched in most books written about education and schools. Plus he did a comic version of the book, so cool! I got to see Ayers talk in Eugene a few years back. He is radical, he is fiery, he is outspoken, but most of all he cares about teachers and children and education and he understands the power and role Public Schools hold in changing our world for the better! Another must read!

    Buy one, or by them both! :) 

    What ever you do. Get a hold of this book!

    Summery:

    To Teach is the now-classic story of one teacher’s odyssey into the ethical and intellectual heart of teaching. For almost two decades, it has inspired teachers across the country to follow their own path, face their own challenges, and become the teachers they long to be. Since the second edition, there have been dramatic shifts to the educational landscape including the rise and fall of NCLB. This new Third Edition is essential reading amidst today’s public policy debates and school reform initiatives that stress the importance of ”good teaching.” To help bring this popular story to a new generation of teachers, Teachers College Press is publishing an exciting companion volume: To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. In this graphic novel, Ayers and talented young artist Ryan Alexander-Tanner bring the celebrated memoir to life. The Third Edition of To Teach, paired with the new graphic novel, offers a unique teaching and learning experience that broadens and deepens our understanding of what teaching can be. Together, these resources will capture the imaginations of pre- and in-service teachers who are ready to follow their own Yellow Brick Roads.

    -Adventures in Learning

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  14. http://ozonebabys-temple.tumblr.com/post/91404482428/zen-habits-ozonebabys-temple

    stillpointpianomethod:

    ozonebabys-temple:

    Zen Habits Live Simply

    2. Do it slowly and deliberately. You can do one task at a time, but also rush that task. Instead, take your time, and move slowly. Make your actions deliberate, not rushed and random. It takes practice, but it helps you focus on the task.

    Piano Zen (StillPoint Method) is a great way to slow down and find an inner calm in your day to day routine. Piano Zen teaches you a way to play the piano with all your senses in a way that relaxes and calms. If you are interested in learning more about The Stillpoint Method follow this link to our Udemy course. There is a limited time 80% off coupon for the rest of July.   As the world gets faster and faster, we must build time to slow down into our day to day life.

    What do you do to slow down? Life is so fast. I think this year I will make it a goal to try and slow down more and just deeply experience what I am doing. Wish I had a piano, the course above looks great.

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  15. 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

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