Interesting piece about women & science to share with students
Excellent article on how to effectively use tests in education to build sustained learning.
Here my 30 before 30 list. As a brand new stay at home mommy, it’s really important for me to have goals for the next 14 months. James is going to make one too, and I will update Insta/Tumblr as we complete the challenges. I ran a mile today for the first time since having Mads to kick off #15. I think this is going to be really fun!
1. Complete a 5K or another race
2. Give away 30 things
3. Make picture books of travels
4. Save $3000 from curriculum $$
5. Take a yoga class
6. Stay a night away from Mads
7. Create a sister day/weekend tradition (with no kids!)
8. Keep a Mads memory journal
9. Volunteer 30 hours
10. Go on a family vaycay with just James & Mads
11. Grow my own herbs
12. Read Game of Thrones
13. Make hummus
14. Make another craft for the nursery
15. Run 100 miles
16. Breastfeed Mads for at least 1 year
17. Make a family yearbook
18. Make a 1st year Mads photo book
19. Take Mads to the zoo
20. Host a baby tailgate
21. Cross stitch something
22. Send our first family Christmas card
23. Catch up with one friend every week via phone if possible
24. Take Mads to meet Grandmama
25. Make at least one Christmas present
26. Do a pay it forward type of random act of kindness
27. Watch a TV marathon with James
28. Do something scary (hang gliding maybe?)
29. Try 10 new foods
30. Do something that’s not on this list
Seven Billions: The World Divided into Seven Regions, Each Home to One Billion People
- North & South America, 0.97 billion
- Europe & Southwestern Asia, 1.04 billion
- Central & Northern Asia, 1.01 billion
- Eastern Asia, 1.00 billion
- Africa (minus Egypt), 1.02 billion
- Southern Asia, 1.02 billion
- Southeastern Asia & Oceania, 1.02 billion
#sschat Love this map for teaching geography or introducing world history
"Drones and missiles can fight terrorism, but an even more transformative weapon is a girl with a book, and it’s one that is remarkably cost-effective… Terrorists understand the power of education. Do we?"
If I was teaching right now, this would definitely be on my lesson plan.
After a recent Skype in the classroom session with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie about the power of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, a new conversation emerged.. The class decided to examine the worldviews of the central characters they’d been studying and identify what each protagonist was (or wasn’t thinking) about his/her social responsibility.
Too often the people making decisions about what we have to teach and what is tested neglect these powerful stories of underrepresented groups in history. They could inspire so many of our students.
I listen to Judge John Hodgman every week while I am picking pubes and scrubbing toilets and wiping phlegm out of bath tubs. I make minimum wage and am told that I am expected to clean a room every 20 minutes. A five dollar tip (in ones or a single $5 bill - no loose change please) doubles my wage and therefore comes close to approaching a living wage for those twenty minutes. Judge Hodgman was right on when he said it is a sign of respect. A sign of respect for those of us, due to circumstances that are often beyond our control, end up doing the work that many of are guests would refuse to perform.
When I enter a room with beer bottles and pizza boxes and wet towels spread all over the room and often on the floor, I know that there are idiots in the world and there is nothing I can do to help them not be idiots. It makes the rest of my work much harder and I am discouraged with myself for letting the idiots of the world get me down. But then… I open the next door to see the trash in the trash cans, the towels gathered together in the tub or on the sink and the beds - slept in - but the spread neatly pulled up, I know that someone else, NOT an idiot, has respect for the hard work I do to make their stay more comfortable.
Paper money that I can quickly fold and place in my smock is very much preferred. Change gets heavy and is awkward when I’m making a quick trip through a fast food drive through on my way to my other low wage job.
Thank you so much, Judge Hodgman, for the respect that you showed us housekeepers with the comments you gave with your judgement.