1. rollingstone:

As a first-term senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is advancing her fight for middle-class families with a legislative agenda focused on college affordability and student debt.
    Reblogged from: rollingstone
  2. mrdavidsfilmschool:

    Rubber Duckies and a Big Thank You!: Stop motion film OES ASC 2014 

    We made this video to say thank you to Ms. Schilling for letting us use her room for our after school class. Ms. Schilling has a big collection of rubber duckies outside her window…this afternoon they came alive!

    short film I made with my students during my After school stop motion class

    Reblogged from: mrdavidsfilmschool
  3. Reblogged from: occupyedu
  4. ailedubooks:

    Two books on Grassroots Organizing that Every Teacher Should Read.

    Bridging the Class Divide: And Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing

    summery:

    Again and again social change movements—on matter s from the environment to women’s rights—have been run by middle-class leaders. But in order to make real progress toward economic and social change, poor people—those most affected by social problems—must be the ones to speak up and lead.

    It can be done. Linda Stout herself grew up in poverty in rural North Carolina and went on to found one of this country’s most successful and innovative grassroots organizations, the Piedmont Peace Project. Working for peace, jobs, health care, and basic social services in North Carolina’s conservative Piedmont region, the project has attracted national attention for its success in drawing leadership from within a working-class community, actively encouraging diversity, and empowering people who have never had a voice in policy decisions to speak up for their own interests. The Piedmont Peace Project demonstrates that new ways of organizing can really work.

    Bridging the Class Divide tells the inspiring story of Linda Stout’s life as the daughter of a tenant farmer, as a self-taught activist, and as a leader in the progressive movement. It also gives practical lessons on how to build real working relationships between people of different income levels, races, and genders. This book will inspire and enrich anyone who works for change in our society.

    Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future

    summery:

    In far too many organizational meetings, equal speaking opportunity seldom results in equal say. Factors such as race, class, and personal history too often inhibit open dialogue within and among groups, which can lead to a sense of disenfranchisement within the organization, and subsequently, disillusionment with the movement.
    Collective Visioning is the first visioning method to address these hurdles in the organizing process and to fully enable members to share their opinions without hesitation. Linda Stout uses her background and her own personal experience of marginalization within the organizing community to show how trainers can be more mindful of the diversity of their members as they strive toward a common goal.

    The book features a clear, actionable, step-by-step process to set up and create a welcoming space for activist leaders to collaborate for positive change. Stout details ways in which trainers should reach out to different groups, listen to and understand needs and concerns of the group, create a welcoming space for all voices, foster agreements, ensure the visibility of all members.

    Highly recommend each of these books. I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Linda Stout. These two books changed the way I approach at my role as a teacher; my role as a community organizer and change maker.   Her approach is both straight forward and positive, focusing on giving voice and vision to new leaders and changemakers. Her work is profound and will help teachers understand how to use their role in education to help create positive change in their communities both locally and nationally.

    It is also important during the current events in #Ferguson to know how to talk to your students and families about what is happening. Also what is happening their could easily happen in your communities. The visioning method is also just a great way to thinking about approaching a student centered education. I love this work, so feel free to message me if you want to discuss it or have any questions.

    Find both books here

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  5. ailedubooks:

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban, by Christian Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
find here 
Summery:

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.I AM MALALAis the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

Worth Reading. Children can change the world. Also helps to show that education is not the same all over the world.

    ailedubooks:

    I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban, by Christian Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

    find here

    Summery:

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

    On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

    Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    I AM MALALAis the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

    I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

    Worth Reading. Children can change the world. Also helps to show that education is not the same all over the world.

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  6. adventuresinlearning:

    Recommended Education Books for June 23-29th 2014

    1. To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher 3rd Edition; By William Ayers
    2. To Teach: The Journey, in Comics; By William Ayers
    3. An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students by Ron Berger
    4. The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem By Deborah Meier
    5. You Can’t Say You Can’t Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
    6. Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice by Sam Chaltain
    7. Education and the Significance of Life by J. Krishnamurti

    My longer recommendations can be found via my archive page and soon on my recommendation tab. 

    I will start up a new batch tomorrow. I am also taking recommendations for books to share. Please share books that have changed your teaching or live for the better, education or not. Also write a few reasons why you recommend the book and how it changed you. Will post guest recommendation later this week! Pick up one of these books for some good summer reading! 

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  7. ailedubooks:

The Guide to Student Voice, 2nd Edition by Adam Fletcher
Check out this great new book by student voice expert Adam Fletcher! Highly recommended for any teacher or organization who supports student voice to pick this up! Worth every penny! I have worked and learned with and from Adam Fletcher, and can personally endorse his work. This book is great for both teachers just looking to increase student engagement to teachers who want to deepen the student voice and engagement already happening in their classroom and school. Also recommended for any student voice groups. Adam Fletcher is also very accessible online and I am willing to make contact for you if you are interested in learning more beyond this book. Find the book here and message me if you want to connect with him.
Summery: 

The Guide to Student Voice is packed with the information students, educators, advocates, and others need to promote student engagement in schools. Featuring a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today!

Bit more about Adam Fletcher.

Adam Fletcher is President of CommonAction Consulting, focusing on engaging communities in social change, and is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in youth engagement and meaningful student involvement. He works with K-12 schools, nonprofits, and government agencies around the world to bring the power of young people to the table. He speaks, writes, and advocates for student/adult partnerships, youth engagement, student equity, and changing the world through connections.

    ailedubooks:

    The Guide to Student Voice, 2nd Edition by Adam Fletcher

    Check out this great new book by student voice expert Adam Fletcher! Highly recommended for any teacher or organization who supports student voice to pick this up! Worth every penny! I have worked and learned with and from Adam Fletcher, and can personally endorse his work. This book is great for both teachers just looking to increase student engagement to teachers who want to deepen the student voice and engagement already happening in their classroom and school. Also recommended for any student voice groups. Adam Fletcher is also very accessible online and I am willing to make contact for you if you are interested in learning more beyond this book. Find the book here and message me if you want to connect with him.

    Summery:

    The Guide to Student Voice is packed with the information students, educators, advocates, and others need to promote student engagement in schools. Featuring a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today!

    Bit more about Adam Fletcher.

    Adam Fletcher is President of CommonAction Consulting, focusing on engaging communities in social change, and is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in youth engagement and meaningful student involvement. He works with K-12 schools, nonprofits, and government agencies around the world to bring the power of young people to the table. He speaks, writes, and advocates for student/adult partnerships, youth engagement, student equity, and changing the world through connections.

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  8. ailedubooks:

    Books about Math for students, and teacher who HATE math!

    The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan

    Malba Tahan is the creation of a celebrated Brazilian mathematician who was looking for a way to bring some of the mysteries and delights of mathematics to a wider public. He turned out to be a born storyteller.

    Life By the Numbers by Kevin Devlin

    In this captivating companion to the landmark PBS series Life by the Numbers, acclaimed author Keith Devlin reveals the astonishing range of creative and powerful ways in which scientists, artists, athletes, medical researchers, and many others are using mathematics to explore our world and to enhance our lives.

    http://www.livingmath.net/default.aspx?tabid=310

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  9. huffingtonpost:

EASY SHOE-TYING TRICK MAKES THE ‘BUNNY-EAR’ METHOD LOOK COMPLICATED
If you’re struggling to teach your kiddo how to tie his or her shoes, you’re in luck.
Last year, Ross Elementary School’s Parents Teacher Association (PTA) posted a video to make shoe tying easier, borrowed from the Rosemeade Elementary PTA, on their Facebook page.

    huffingtonpost:

    EASY SHOE-TYING TRICK MAKES THE ‘BUNNY-EAR’ METHOD LOOK COMPLICATED

    If you’re struggling to teach your kiddo how to tie his or her shoes, you’re in luck.

    Last year, Ross Elementary School’s Parents Teacher Association (PTA) posted a video to make shoe tying easier, borrowed from the Rosemeade Elementary PTA, on their Facebook page.

    Reblogged from: huffingtonpost
  10. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarizati…

    Really important report!

  11. Watching their #lego animations. #summercamp #lego #summer2014

    Watching their #lego animations. #summercamp #lego #summer2014

  12. Reblogged from: troubledworlddistortedmind
  13. fallontonight:

    Ron Funches speaks the truth! 

    Reblogged from: fallontonight
  14. somethingtoholdonto:

    cornishcapitol:

    Rest in Peace Robin

    Lets not forget

    Reblogged from: onapathtoabetterme
  15. Arizona dream at the Clinton Street and 35 millimeter. One of my all time favorite films. Thinking of you Nathan M. (at Clinton Street Theater)

    Arizona dream at the Clinton Street and 35 millimeter. One of my all time favorite films. Thinking of you Nathan M. (at Clinton Street Theater)

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