My generation got a cheap college education when we were young, and we’re getting good retirement benefits now that we’re old. Pretty nice. But now we’re turning around and telling today’s twentysomethings that they should pay through the nose for college, keep paying taxes for our retirements, and oh by the way, when it comes time for you to retire your benefits are going to have to be cut. So sorry. And all this despite the fact that the country is richer than it was 50 years ago, and will be richer still 50 years from now.Kevin Drum (via samuraifuckingfrog)
But at least today’s kids don’t have to worry about being drafted. That’s something, I suppose.
SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them.Gabrielle Giffords’ lede in her NYT Op-Ed “A Senate in the Gun Lobby.” (via joshsternberg)
Algebra and gym are important. Critical thinking skills are the most important. Understanding that there is more than one point of view always. And that there is more to history and just the mainstream American History point of view.
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed. They have no control over their bodies or their lives. They have no education and no freedom. They are raped, beaten up and sometimes killed with impunity. For most Western young women of today, being called a feminist is an insult.Isabel Allende (via lolixoxo)
Literacy posters: a go-to for students during writing. Try it, they work.
This is the most well made movie about teaching that I’ve ever seen. I wish every person who has a role in education laws and budgets would be forced to watch it.
What a great website for all kids K-5th grade.
Here our kindergarteners are playing Alphabet Bingo where they have to match the letter sound with the letter.
There are all sorts of games from typing to math to literacy, and fun games to create things like cars and pictures too.
Let me know which games you like!