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Friday, August 26, 2011

[NOW YOU KNOW] Teaching & Learning Edition (Volume 1, Number 6)

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NOW YOU KNOW - August 26, 2011
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1. THE MIGHTIER SWORD. Why oh why can't Johnny
read? ... Probably because the brother's name is Khalid ... http://scr.bi/nyk_j

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Friday, August 19, 2011

[NOW YOU KNOW] Teaching & Learning Edition (Volume 1, Number 5)

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NOW YOU KNOW - August 19, 2011
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1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - WOLFISH SHEEP (OR SHEEPISH WOLVES)
2. GRIOT'S CORNER (Homespun stories about what matters to me)
3. [NEW!] THE MIGHTIER SWORD (Food for thought in this hungry world)
4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE


1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - WOLFISH SHEEP (OR SHEEPISH WOLVES). There are quite a few villains disguised as heroes, and probably just as many heroes who look like villains.


2. GRIOT'S CORNER. Look once, but think twice! Enjoy this classroom video clip! http://bit.ly/wiwihk_look


3. THE MIGHTIER SWORD. Many published articles are researched and written only to justify a preconceived position. Nevertheless, read with discernment to gain insight from other perspectives.

This article (forwarded by a friend and college classmate) reminded me that creating accountability (both in performance and in working relationships) and engaging in thoughtful, balanced civil discourse (especially with those determined to take one side of an issue or the other) is the only approach to positive change that I trust nowadays.

Super Teachers Alone Can't Save Our Schools (from the Wall Street Journal - August 13, 2011)
Extraordinary educators are rare and often burn out. To save our schools, says Steven Brill, we have to demand more from ordinary teachers and their unions.
http://on.wsj.com/nyk_aug19


4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE. This week's feature ...

A Teacher's Guide to HISTORhYmes
http://scr.bi/db_HISTORhYmes

HISTORhYmes is a 1-2-week literacy activity that enhances reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills by using the creative imaginations of young people to present stories about historical and contemporary figures.

W.E.B. and Booker T.

(By Kwame' Baldwin, Gerzzell Carter, Tia Moreland, Ricky White, Jimmie Fair, and Derrick Brown)

(Chorus 1) W.E.B.
Founded the NAACP
'Cause he had a beef with Booker T.
'Bout how Black folks could be free

(Chorus 2) Now Booker T.
Wrote "Up From Slavery"
Used the money to fund Tuskegee
To create our Black bourgeoisie

W.E.B. called the "few and the bold"
To impart wisdom to the young and the old
Perhaps this theory is a bit oversold
'Cause are we really free, or have we just been paroled?

(Repeat Chorus 1, Chorus 2)

Now Booker T. said, "To lift up a man,
You take him from 'I can't' and teach him to say 'I can'
Teach him how to fish, put him down with the plan"
But does my business sense make me more than "less than"?

(Repeat Chorus 1, Chorus 2)

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Friday, August 12, 2011

[NOW YOU KNOW] Teaching & Learning Edition (Volume 1, Number 4)

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NOW YOU KNOW - August 12, 2011
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1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - THE EDUCATION PARADOX
2. GRIOT'S CORNER (Homespun stories about what matters to me)
3. [NEW!] THE MIGHTIER SWORD (Food for thought in this hungry world)
4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE


1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - THE EDUCATION PARADOX. It is possible to be highly educated while lacking the wisdom to articulate original thought, and the courage to confront injustice. That makes it quite easy to be controlled.


2. GRIOT'S CORNER. I would much rather be a student than a teacher. Enjoy this clip! http://bit.ly/wiwihk_too


3. THE MIGHTIER SWORD. This is a powerful article - not because it criticizes President Obama, but because it offers a deep, probing, level-headed insight to his character, personality, and temperament that may help us all to grow in our capacity as leaders.

What Happened to Obama? (from the New York Times - August 6, 2011)
(By Drew Weston, Professor of Psychology, Emory University)
http://nyti.ms/rtt_obama


4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE. This week's feature ...

Reach - Then Teach (Character Education Guide)
Download it for FREE at http://bit.ly/tpt_rttbook!

This 25-page ebook challenges students to think critically about life, freedom, and the pursuit of success and happiness by introducing them to fundamental principles that define their character. Formal education is practice for participating in the game of "real life".








 


 
















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