1. adventuresinlearning:

Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice by Sam Chaltain
Great new book about two schools in Washington DC. One public school with a long tradition in DC and A brand new charter school just creating the foundation of a school community.
I highly recommend this book. It is an honest and profound story of the everyday success and struggles in a school. Also provides an insight in what can pragmatically be done help create positive change in our schools. I have worked with Sam Chaltain and believe he was one of the top voice in education transformation in the country!
-Adventures in Learning

    adventuresinlearning:

    Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice by Sam Chaltain

    Great new book about two schools in Washington DC. One public school with a long tradition in DC and A brand new charter school just creating the foundation of a school community.

    I highly recommend this book. It is an honest and profound story of the everyday success and struggles in a school. Also provides an insight in what can pragmatically be done help create positive change in our schools. I have worked with Sam Chaltain and believe he was one of the top voice in education transformation in the country!

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  2. Reblogged from: from-student-to-teacher
  3. americanexpress:

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset
by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com
Click here for the full article

    americanexpress:

    7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

    by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com

    Click here for the full article

    Reblogged from: educationismyescape
  4. ailedubooks:

    This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

    by Jose Luis Vilson

    This is on my reading list for the summer! Jose Vilson is one of the best educators currently writing about education. His voice is so strong and pointed. This is an important work and worth sharing with your schools. I hope to read this as a school next year.

    Summery:

    José Vilson writes about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched essays. His rise from rookie math teacher to prominent teacher leader takes a twist when he takes on education reform through his now-blocked eponymous blog, TheJoseVilson.com. He calls for the reclaiming of the education profession while seeking social justice.

    José Vilson is a middle school math educator for in the Inwood/Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. He writes for Edutopia, GOOD, and TransformED / Future of Teaching, and his work has appeared in Education Week, CNN.com, Huffington Post, and El Diario / La Prensa.


    "Jose Vilson is a teacher of the highest order. Through the powerful narrative of his life both inside and outside of the classroom, Jose teaches us important lessons on every page of _This Is Not a Test_. Jose teaches us about the intersection of education, race, class and activism while calling all of us to do better - to be better - as we strive along with him to be the educators all our children need us to be. This book is a must read for educators, soon-to-be educators, parents, students and anyone who cares about education and the children of this country."
    —Chris Lehmann - Founding Principal, Science Leadership Academy

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  5. ailedubooks:

Meeting Dennis Wilson - Complete Edition by Max Harrick Shenk 
This is a great and extremely funny coming of age young adult book. It like a better version of the Wonder Years with way more heart and way more laughs.  This is perfect hammock or beach reading. I read it out loud to my wife last summer for hours at a time. You really get to know the unique engaging and relateable  characters fast and want to follow them along as they figure out what it means to be a teenager in America in the 70’s.
Here is the summery!

COMPLETE SINGLE VOLUME LIMITED EDITION of the seven-book serialized novel. 15 year old softball pitcher (and Beach Boys fan) Margo LeDoux has a crush on Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, and wants to meet him, but her boyfriend, Scott, doesn’t really like the idea (“I don’t want you runnin’ off and bein’ some groupie!”). Meanwhile, Margo’s best friend (and our narrator) Brian Pressley and his girlfriend, Christy Kelly, decide that they’re going to “take steps” toward going all the way, steps which seem to get them into trouble no matter how careful they are. And then there’s Christy’s big sister Kathy, who’s stricken with a bad case of senioritis and a boyfriend who’s avoiding her just weeks shy of the senior prom… and Brian’s buddy Marty, a shy kid with a Beatles obsession and a crush on Margo… and Margo’s catcher Tara Longbaugh, whose parents have a Beach Boys connection that could get Margo closer to meeting her heartthrob… not to mention parents, brothers, sisters, classmates and teachers who just seem to make life harder, not easier. In Margo’s words: “How do we put UP with all these people?” And how can a girl with a rockstar-sized crush meet the drummer of her dreams? This LIMITED EDITION complete volume contains all of the contents of the seven individual serialized books

Book One of this 7 part serialized novel is currently on sale on amazon kindle for 99 cents.  So you can check it out and get hooked and then move on to the next book…..or buy the whole thing for $9.99 Crazy deal!
No back to my summer reading!
-Adventures in Learning

    ailedubooks:

    Meeting Dennis Wilson - Complete Edition by Max Harrick Shenk

    This is a great and extremely funny coming of age young adult book. It like a better version of the Wonder Years with way more heart and way more laughs.  This is perfect hammock or beach reading. I read it out loud to my wife last summer for hours at a time. You really get to know the unique engaging and relateable  characters fast and want to follow them along as they figure out what it means to be a teenager in America in the 70’s.

    Here is the summery!

    COMPLETE SINGLE VOLUME LIMITED EDITION of the seven-book serialized novel. 15 year old softball pitcher (and Beach Boys fan) Margo LeDoux has a crush on Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, and wants to meet him, but her boyfriend, Scott, doesn’t really like the idea (“I don’t want you runnin’ off and bein’ some groupie!”). Meanwhile, Margo’s best friend (and our narrator) Brian Pressley and his girlfriend, Christy Kelly, decide that they’re going to “take steps” toward going all the way, steps which seem to get them into trouble no matter how careful they are. And then there’s Christy’s big sister Kathy, who’s stricken with a bad case of senioritis and a boyfriend who’s avoiding her just weeks shy of the senior prom… and Brian’s buddy Marty, a shy kid with a Beatles obsession and a crush on Margo… and Margo’s catcher Tara Longbaugh, whose parents have a Beach Boys connection that could get Margo closer to meeting her heartthrob… not to mention parents, brothers, sisters, classmates and teachers who just seem to make life harder, not easier. In Margo’s words: “How do we put UP with all these people?” And how can a girl with a rockstar-sized crush meet the drummer of her dreams? This LIMITED EDITION complete volume contains all of the contents of the seven individual serialized books

    Book One of this 7 part serialized novel is currently on sale on amazon kindle for 99 cents.  So you can check it out and get hooked and then move on to the next book…..or buy the whole thing for $9.99 Crazy deal!

    No back to my summer reading!

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  6. vulturechow:

I don’t know if it’s possible to stream this outside of the US, but American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is currently available on PBS.org, and I would highly recommend it. It touches so much, and if you’re anything like me it’s going to inspire you to go deeper in your study of history, your commitment to leftist movement and thought, and… life. Cuz Grace has lived and loved some life, and her passion for it comes across the screen. I also think it might make you want to go talk to and honor the older people in your lives while you can. The way the filmmaker (Grace Lee, who met GLB to film The Grace Lee Project) presents the difference in perspective between generations and the value in this was transformative for me.
If you want something truly American to do on the 4th but feel nauseated by fireworks and American imperialism, you could watch this film. You have until July 30th.

Director Grace Lee always knew she’d make a film about the woman with a radical Marxist past, intimidating intellectual achievements and enduring engagement in the issues — a sprightly activist who can gaze at a crumbling relic of a once-thriving auto plant and say, “I feel so sorry for people who are not living in Detroit.”

Trailer here — longer description here — film here.

Highly highly recommended. I had the honored to meet and work with Grace in Detroit last year!

    vulturechow:

    I don’t know if it’s possible to stream this outside of the US, but American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is currently available on PBS.org, and I would highly recommend it. It touches so much, and if you’re anything like me it’s going to inspire you to go deeper in your study of history, your commitment to leftist movement and thought, and… life. Cuz Grace has lived and loved some life, and her passion for it comes across the screen. I also think it might make you want to go talk to and honor the older people in your lives while you can. The way the filmmaker (Grace Lee, who met GLB to film The Grace Lee Project) presents the difference in perspective between generations and the value in this was transformative for me.

    If you want something truly American to do on the 4th but feel nauseated by fireworks and American imperialism, you could watch this film. You have until July 30th.

    Director Grace Lee always knew she’d make a film about the woman with a radical Marxist past, intimidating intellectual achievements and enduring engagement in the issues — a sprightly activist who can gaze at a crumbling relic of a once-thriving auto plant and say, “I feel so sorry for people who are not living in Detroit.”

    Trailer here — longer description here — film here.

    Highly highly recommended. I had the honored to meet and work with Grace in Detroit last year!

    Reblogged from: sheilastansbury
  7. world-shaker:

[leaves this here and backs away]

    world-shaker:

    [leaves this here and backs away]

    Reblogged from: litzelmania
  8. What book should every teacher read?

    Here are a couple Books recommended by my Tumblr followers:

    1. When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12  (Via teachertaytay)
    2. How Will You Create Positive Change? by Leah Oviedo. ( Via
      mpwru)
  9. Reblogged from: givology
  10. #tbt 4th grade school picture rocking the blazers shirt @ripcitypix #ripcity

    #tbt 4th grade school picture rocking the blazers shirt @ripcitypix #ripcity

  11. stillpointpianomethod:


Build pockets of stillness into your life.
Build pockets of stillness into your life. Meditate. Go for walks. Ride your bike going nowhere in particular. There is a creative purpose to daydreaming, even to boredom. The best ideas come to us when we stop actively trying to coax the muse into manifesting and let the fragments of experience float around our unconscious mind in order to click into new combinations. Without this essential stage of unconscious processing, the entire flow of the creative process is broken.

The StillPoint Method is a perfect way to build stillness into your day and life!
(via Brain Pickings Poster)

    stillpointpianomethod:

    Build pockets of stillness into your life.

    Build pockets of stillness into your life. Meditate. Go for walks. Ride your bike going nowhere in particular. There is a creative purpose to daydreaming, even to boredom. The best ideas come to us when we stop actively trying to coax the muse into manifesting and let the fragments of experience float around our unconscious mind in order to click into new combinations. Without this essential stage of unconscious processing, the entire flow of the creative process is broken.

    The StillPoint Method is a perfect way to build stillness into your day and life!

    (via Brain Pickings Poster)

    Reblogged from: stillpointpianomethod
  12. ailedubooks:

medievalpoc:

lierdumoa submitted to medievalpoc:

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 
~ by Patricia McKissack & J. Brian Pinkney 
This was one of my favorite short story collections as a child. Ghosts, gods and dark magic from the slave era onward.


Find it here:
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 
Here is a little bit about the author:

Patricia McKissack (born August 9, 1944 Smyrna, Tennessee) is an American children’s writer.[1] She is the author of three Dear America books: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North, and Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl. She has also written a novel for The Royal Diaries series: Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba. Patricia currently lives in St. Louis. 

Summery:

These 10 spine-tinglers range from straight-up ghost stories to eerie narratives. The tales in this winner of the 1993 Coretta Scott King Award depict racism, haunting and vengeance in a manner that can be read out loud around a campfire or savored privately, offering middle readers (fourth through eighth graders) thoughtful exposure to important, though frightening, historical themes. One tale, set in the segregated South of the 1940s, tells of a black man’s ghost avenging his murder by a white klansman. McKissack’s prose is smooth and understated, and its sense of foreboding is powerfully enhanced by Brian Pinkney’s black-and-white scratch board illustrations.

    ailedubooks:

    medievalpoc:

    lierdumoa submitted to medievalpoc:

    The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 

    ~ by Patricia McKissack J. Brian Pinkney 

    This was one of my favorite short story collections as a child. Ghosts, gods and dark magic from the slave era onward.

    Find it here:

    The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 

    Here is a little bit about the author:

    Patricia McKissack (born August 9, 1944 Smyrna, Tennessee) is an American children’s writer.[1] She is the author of three Dear America books: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North, and Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl. She has also written a novel for The Royal Diaries series: Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba. Patricia currently lives in St. Louis

    Summery:

    These 10 spine-tinglers range from straight-up ghost stories to eerie narratives. The tales in this winner of the 1993 Coretta Scott King Award depict racism, haunting and vengeance in a manner that can be read out loud around a campfire or savored privately, offering middle readers (fourth through eighth graders) thoughtful exposure to important, though frightening, historical themes. One tale, set in the segregated South of the 1940s, tells of a black man’s ghost avenging his murder by a white klansman. McKissack’s prose is smooth and understated, and its sense of foreboding is powerfully enhanced by Brian Pinkney’s black-and-white scratch board illustrations.

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  13. Don’t just teach your children to read…
    Teach them to question what they read.
    Teach them to question everything.
     George Carlin (via whats-out-there)
    Reblogged from: whats-out-there
  14. psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)
    Reblogged from: psychofactz
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