1. Looney tunes jump. #lakebillychinook #hoonboot #inmotion

    Looney tunes jump. #lakebillychinook #hoonboot #inmotion

  2. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

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  3. tilathebun:


    Pics from the Event:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/yajimari21/sets/72157645746327378/

    As much as I try to expect it, I am always surprised by the extent of the bias and selectivity in American media. Wow.


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  4. Jonathan Richman - Ice Cream Man Live

    Its a Jonathan Richman type of day!

  5. Just realized I have a lot of @trailblazers shirts. #ripcity #blazers #oneforeachdayoftheweek #isittrainingcampyet #missmyblazers

    Just realized I have a lot of @trailblazers shirts. #ripcity #blazers #oneforeachdayoftheweek #isittrainingcampyet #missmyblazers

  6. lillardteam:

"Everybody pray for my guy @paul_george24 … Send some words of encouragement and keep his spirits up. Keep ya faith bro”


    "Everybody pray for my guy @paul_george24 … Send some words of encouragement and keep his spirits up. Keep ya faith bro”

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  7. "A child who reads will be an adult who thinks."

    "A child who reads will be an adult who thinks."

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  8. Ribbon cut. #Powell’s

    Ribbon cut. #Powell’s

  9. Green and Blue are back. #Powell’s #pdx  #books

    Green and Blue are back. #Powell’s #pdx #books

  10. Zach Randolph bobble head #tbt #wwbop #ripcity   (at Willamette Week)

    Zach Randolph bobble head #tbt #wwbop #ripcity (at Willamette Week)

  11. 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.


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  12. ailedubooks:

    Adventures in Learning Asked:

    What is your favorite book to read to students?

    Or have students read?

    @obertogreco answered: Two books: The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, by George Saunders and Some of the Kinder Planets, by Time Wynne-Jones

    Book one:

    The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, by George Saunders

    Three families live in the seaside village of Frip — the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her widowed father. The townspeople of Frip make their living raising goats, but they must fight off a daily invasion of gappers, bright orange, many-eyed creatures that cover goats and stop them from giving milk. When the gappers target Capable’s goats, the Romos and the Ronsens turn their backs on the gapper-ridden Capable. What will Capable do about her gapper plague? An imaginative tale by acclaimed author George Saunders accented with haunting illustrations by award-winning illustrator Lane Smith, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is an adult story for children, a children’s story for adults, an oceanside fable for the landlocked, a fish story for loaves, and a fable about the true meaning of community.

    Note from Adventures in Learning: This one really excites me, not sure how I didn’t know about this one!  I’m going to pick this up to use in my acting camp this summer. Stories like this work perfectly to inspire improv and acting with my students! Excited! You can get it here also.

    Book two:

    Some of the Kinder Planets, by Time Wynne-Jones

    This collection of nine short stories offers offbeat vignettes of contemporary life as well as tales of ghosts, aliens, and historical figures. Clear writing combines with clever concepts and varied subject matter to make the book accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience. Male and female characters of all ages are convincing and well rounded, an especially impressive achievement given the brevity of the pieces. While not all of them are intended to be funny, Wynne-Jones has a light touch that serves him well whether his topic is serious or humorous. Also, a certain ambiguity is often present, and the stories offer tantalizing glimpses of complex worlds. This sophisticated presentation of both everyday experiences (such as a not-so-successful science project) and unusual situations (the aftermath of a train accident) creates a uniquely appealing whole.

    Note from Adventures in Learning: Another book new to me! This is why I love crowdsourcing book recommendations, so many new books to be found! Keep them coming!

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  13. ailedubooks:

    What book should every Teacher read?

    @savytrufle said: Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade by Linda Perlstein


    A “vivid, unpredictable, fair, balanced and … very entertaining” look at how education reforms have changed one typical American elementary school over the course of a year (Jay Mathews, The Washington Post)

    The pressure is on at schools across America. In recent years, reforms such as No Child Left Behind have created a new vision of education that emphasizes provable results, uniformity, and greater attention for floundering students. Schools are expected to behave more like businesses and are judged almost solely on the bottom line: test scores.

    To see if this world is producing better students, Linda Perlstein immersed herself in a suburban Maryland elementary school, once deemed a failure, that is now held up as an example of reform done right. Perlstein explores the rewards and costs of that transformation, and the resulting portrait—detailed, human, and truly thought-provoking—provides the first detailed view of how new education policies are modified by human realities. 

    Find it here

    Have not read this one, but adding it to my summer reading list. Love books that showcase a year in the life of schools.

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  14. writteninthekitchensink:


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  15. Design Thinking: Synthesis 1 | Hexagonal Thinking


    Hexagonal Thinking is where either student or teacher writes key concepts on hexagonal cards, at the end of a period of learning, where the content behind each ‘headline’ is relatively clear to a team of learners. The students then place the cards together in the way that makes most sense to them - some ideas will connect to up to five others, others will lie at the end of a long sequential order, others still will appear in small outlying positions, on their own.

    The technique was first pioneered in the oil and gas industry, and is highlighted in The Living Company, by the creator of “the learning organisation” concept and Royal Dutch Shell, Arie de Geus. De Geus had found that when he and executives were trying to help insurance people better understand their complex products, the expensive computer simulations they had developed were not doing the job: staff were too busy trying to “win” the simulation that the more significant, and complex, information about the products was lost. With the introduction of hexagonal thinking those complex connections were made swiftly and deeply. It has since been used in business as a means of tackling perennial ‘wicked problems’.

    Click on the Title to go to the main article
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