Really, I keep saying I am not going to do this, and then I can't help myself.
These are the articles that stayed open on my browser until I just had to share them. Hope you enjoy.
Wow ... if you want to be inspired, read about this teacher. There are many others out there, but we like to focus on the "bad apples." I love everything about this teacher ... and I hope others are inspired to bring their magic to classrooms everywhere.
Starting strong down the proactive, positive, inspiring work and staying in that lane. This NY Times article describes a thoughtful program in Oakland to help Black boys achieve greater heights in education. I sure wish them well -- and lots of strength and staying power because it takes time to build up when you are starting so far behind 0. These boys deserve this kind of truly thorough, meticulous and empathetic approach to inspiring excellence.
This is the beginning of an interesting series on how to work the Four Agreements with middle school girls. I love this book and applaud this woman's efforts. This piece specifically deals with the first agreement: Be impeccable with your word. This one is for the second agreement: Don't take anything personally. Stay tuned for the last two ... that is check back with Christina's blog for those other two.
This is a beautiful (and succinct) piece on autism from someone who has autism. His five things you should know could not be expressed in a more open or striking way. Everyone should read this -- but parents especially should take his words to heart. Excellent empowerment...
Ok, so you knew this happy happy could not last on a news round up about education, right? So, this piece is about how young Latinos don't see themselves in books and why that matters. Short synopsis -- it matters!
I'm gonna call it here even though I am sure more stuff will pop up ... this is a lot to digest in one take and I am pleased with the upbeat perspective. Let's try to have a week filled with this approach to life and challenges.
OK For Now
5 hours ago