Kids play T-ball, then baseball; they play games and have practice every week...– Meira Levinson talking about her new book No Citizen Left Behind. (via bostonreview) Wow. Just, wow. Quote of the week. (via motherjones)
world-shaker: gjmueller: You’re showing a youtube video in your class and the students get distracted by everything else on the page. Want to know how to get rid of the clutter and just show the video? Watch this 17 second video to find out! SPOILER: type “embed” where it says “watch” e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=blahblAH www.youtube.com/embed/blahblAH Thanks!
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by...– Dr. Seuss (via reasonedoverreaction)
If I have learned anything in 35 or 40 years of teaching, it is that students...– -DA Carson I have this pinned up in my classroom. What are you most excited about? (via itssnix)
To prevent Africans and Native Americans from uniting, Europeans played...– William Loren Katz, Black Indian: A Hidden Heritage (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
Nine dangerous things you were taught in school →
1. The people in charge have all the answers. That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and powerful—ask any teacher. 2. Learning ends when you leave the classroom. Your fort building, trail forging, frog catching, friend making, game playing, and drawing won’t earn you any extra credit. Just watch TV. 3. The best and brightest follow the rules. You will be rewarded for your...
I want people to understand that this is not something that’s divorced and...– Sharon Malone, speaking on the erasure of a key part of American history and the exposure of it in the documentary Slavery By Another Name. Even after the “official” abolition of slavery in America, many Black people were pulled back into forced labor. Although they were no longer slaves, they were...