stanfordbusiness:

In a talk at Stanford GSB, John Doerr, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, emphasized the importance of a company culture that values teamwork. Watch the full video: http://stnfd.biz/s8wG

stanfordbusiness:

In a talk at Stanford GSB, John Doerr, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, emphasized the importance of a company culture that values teamwork. Watch the full video: http://stnfd.biz/s8wG

escapekit:

Moses Bridge

This sunken bridge designed by Ro & AD Architects from the Netherlands, has in fact parted waters. The bridge is in the Netherlands and it is the most practical and fun way of accessing the stunning 17th century fortress.

holtthink:

Teachers must become literate not only in teaching media, but creating it as well. —Holt

holtthink:

Teachers must become literate not only in teaching media, but creating it as well. —Holt

Few teachers are black men - USATODAY.com

educationalliberty:

Only about 2% of teachers nationwide are African-American men. But experts say that needs to change if educators expect to reduce minority achievement gaps and dropout rates.

(Source: npr)

the-star-stuff:

Happy Halloween! =)) Enjoy this awesome 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins arranged into dinosaurs and many more!! =) 

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

explore-blog:

How common is your birthday? A brilliant infographic, one of the year’s best.

Click through to see even better ones

explore-blog:

How common is your birthday? A brilliant infographic, one of the year’s best.

Click through to see even better ones

(Source: )

knitmeapony:

northstarfan:

jcoleknowsbest:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

heir2harlem:

The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute. 
Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store. 
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep. 
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.

finally some good news to read

knitmeapony:

northstarfan:

jcoleknowsbest:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

heir2harlem:

The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.

The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute. 

Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:

“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”

And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:

“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”

Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:

“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”

But Officer Thomas did have one request:

“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”

And guess what? The story gets even better.

After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store. 

And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep. 

She started crying when he told her:

“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”

And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.

finally some good news to read

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dearest Making Comics Class,

Here is a five minute drawing made by a six year old. Notice how her hand never stops moving and she draws until the page is full. There are several characters she seems to know well: the horses, the people and the birds. And they are all somewhere together and it seems to be spring on a sunny day. This is a very good thing to practice, five minutes of filling up a page. Felt pens or brushes are especially good for this.

Love,

Professor Sluggo

ebookporn:

Artificial intelligence researchers are discovering something that teachers have long known—or at least, believed—to be true: there is a special, valuable communication that occurs between teacher and student, which goes beyond what can be found in any textbook or raw data stream. These days, machine learning science is not only about computers, it’s about humans, and the unity of logic, emotion, and culture.http://go.nautil.us/teachsoftly

ebookporn:

Artificial intelligence researchers are discovering something that teachers have long known—or at least, believed—to be true: there is a special, valuable communication that occurs between teacher and student, which goes beyond what can be found in any textbook or raw data stream. These days, machine learning science is not only about computers, it’s about humans, and the unity of logic, emotion, and culture.

http://go.nautil.us/teachsoftly

Here is Erika Schneider's speech: Thank you for... - Portland Association of Teachers

"Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening. My name is Erika Schneider, I have taught in PPS since 2006. I have a Masters degree in Education, 11 years of teaching experience in low-income and diverse schools and I am bilingual in English and Spanish.


In my 11 years as a teacher I have taught exclusively in Title 1 schools. The voices of the families I serve are not often heard in a forum like this, so let me tell you what it is really like in a Title 1 school: During my 11 years of service I have had in my class a student with PTSD, a child born addicted to heroin, a child who was abused by a parent, several foster children and homeless children. Also, in 11 years I have worked with more children than I can count who have one parent in prison, more children than I can count who come from one-parent households, more children than I can count who are being raised by grandparents. I have made more calls to DHS to report abuse or neglect than I can count.

When we teachers attempt to bargain around workload, we aren’t advocating for ourselves. We know that when a teacher has too much to do or too many students to serve, that service to children suffers. In my own classroom I have 32 3rd graders (and yes, some of them have the high needs that I mentioned earlier). I work through my ½ hour lunch every day preparing materials for the afternoon. I take curriculum and papers to grade home with me every night to finish after I put my own children to bed. During the school day there just isn’t enough time for me to check in with every student. It just isn’t right for an 8 year old to share 1 adult with 31 other students. There is no parent in Portland who wants that for their child. It is NOT FAIR to students. So when teachers talk about our workload, it is because our students suffer when their teachers are overworked.

We teachers are not too different from you, school board members who do this huge job because you know it is important. Many of us teach because we feel called to do it. We feel passionately about working with children. But this passion that we feels makes us vulnerable. It makes us work from home when the work load increases, because our students need us. Our commitment to children makes us “do more with less” when staffing is cut because our students still need as much attention as we can give them. Our compassion makes us vulnerable to pay freezes and hiring freezes because we need to be there for our kids! We are willing to do this work for modest pay. None of us teachers are getting paid $15,000 a month like you are paying Yvonne Deckhart. We are here tonight, asking you to please listen to us. We are down in the trenches, providing direct service to students and begging you to do what is right for students.”
Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.