1. Rockng baby and mom. #lastthursday #onlyinportland (at Last Thursdays On Alberta)

    Rockng baby and mom. #lastthursday #onlyinportland (at Last Thursdays On Alberta)

  2. New back to school do #summeralmostover (at The Modern Man Barber Shop & Gentleman’s Supply)

    New back to school do #summeralmostover (at The Modern Man Barber Shop & Gentleman’s Supply)

  3. sheilastansbury:

(via Watch: Black Man Reportedly Tased in Front of His Kids for Sitting in Public Space - The Root)

Seriously everyone one of these videos of racism and police abuse of power need to be shared over and over again on tumblr and beyond. We can only hope it sparks real change, but at least the victims of this abuse deserve to have their voices and stories heard. 

    sheilastansbury:

    (via Watch: Black Man Reportedly Tased in Front of His Kids for Sitting in Public Space - The Root)

    Seriously everyone one of these videos of racism and police abuse of power need to be shared over and over again on tumblr and beyond. We can only hope it sparks real change, but at least the victims of this abuse deserve to have their voices and stories heard. 

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  4. My mom and me played 8 epic games of bowling yesterday over two hours. First games since Hollywood bowl was closed. Bowling on Powell! #epic #summer2014

    My mom and me played 8 epic games of bowling yesterday over two hours. First games since Hollywood bowl was closed. Bowling on Powell! #epic #summer2014

  5. With each of these shootings/chokehold deaths/stand-your-ground atrocities, police and the judicial system are seen as enforcers of an unjust status quo. Our anger rises, and riots demanding justice ensue. The news channels interview everyone and pundits assign blame.

    Then what?

    I’m not saying the protests in Ferguson aren’t justified — they are. In fact, we need more protests across the country. Where’s our Kent State? What will it take to mobilize 4 million students in peaceful protest? Because that’s what it will take to evoke actual change. The middle class has to join the poor and whites have to join African-Americans in mass demonstrations, in ousting corrupt politicians, in boycotting exploitative businesses, in passing legislation that promotes economic equality and opportunity, and in punishing those who gamble with our financial future.

    Otherwise, all we’re going to get is what we got out of Ferguson: a bunch of politicians and celebrities expressing sympathy and outrage. If we don’t have a specific agenda — a list of exactly what we want to change and how — we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors.

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  6. Education is not only learning from books, memorising(sic) some facts, but also learning how to look, how to listen to what the books are saying, whether they are saying something true or false. All that is part of Education
    by J. Krishnamurti - Philosophy - 2001 - 189 pages (via adventuresinlearning)
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  7. Director of Fun

    adventuresinlearning:

    Great article about a little 6 year old boy in England!

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  8. adventuresinlearning:

Learning to walk on stilts at Goddard College!

My very first blog post on Adventures in Learning. 5 years ago today. :)

    adventuresinlearning:

    Learning to walk on stilts at Goddard College!

    My very first blog post on Adventures in Learning. 5 years ago today. :)

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  9. Adventures in Learning turned 5 today!
Crazy!!!
Almost 7000 post later…. and still going strong!
How long have you followed Adventures in Learning?

    Adventures in Learning turned 5 today!

    Crazy!!!

    Almost 7000 post later…. and still going strong!

    How long have you followed Adventures in Learning?

  10. ailedubooks:

jtotheizzoe:

Parrots Over Puerto Rico
Just discovered this beautiful children’s book over at Brain Pickings. It tells the story of an endangered avian species, Puerto Rico’s iguaca parrots. Once abundant, they have been in decline since the first settlers arrived from Europe, another sad victim of Earth’s most invasive species: Homo sapiens.
But instead of a tale of doom and gloom, an early obituary for another jewel of nature, this book is a species celebration, highlighting what’s great about the birds and the scientific work being done to save them. The artwork is awesome, too :)
Sure, the extinction danger is real, but isn’t ecological optimism a better call to action? Isn’t it better to highlight the incredible splendor we can work to save rather than a list of losses? 

Love this book. We had it at our library this year… beautiful! Find it here.

    ailedubooks:

    jtotheizzoe:

    Parrots Over Puerto Rico

    Just discovered this beautiful children’s book over at Brain Pickings. It tells the story of an endangered avian species, Puerto Rico’s iguaca parrots. Once abundant, they have been in decline since the first settlers arrived from Europe, another sad victim of Earth’s most invasive species: Homo sapiens.

    But instead of a tale of doom and gloom, an early obituary for another jewel of nature, this book is a species celebration, highlighting what’s great about the birds and the scientific work being done to save them. The artwork is awesome, too :)

    Sure, the extinction danger is real, but isn’t ecological optimism a better call to action? Isn’t it better to highlight the incredible splendor we can work to save rather than a list of losses? 

    Love this book. We had it at our library this year… beautiful! Find it here.

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  11. wired:

    Gorgeous photos of bees, up close and personal.

    MORE.

    Reblogged from: unskoolery
  12. adventuresinlistening:

    Television - Marquee Moon

    For the next 9 minutes you should be listening to this!

    Reblogged from: adventuresinlistening
  13. ailedubooks:

    Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez (Author), Gary S. Stager

    This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to create a “maker space” in their classroom or begin to incorporate Maker Space learning into your curriculum. 

    I have taken a workshop with Gary Stager and know him online (find him on twitter here. His work is really great.

    here is a summery:

    Join the maker movement!
    There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.

    Also here is a great article by the author

    Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

    -Adventures in Learning

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  15. 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

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