Sorry for the tardiness but I got it done! Let’s jump right into it…
This isn’t a news story but I think this is worthy cause. A friend of mine told me about this teacher and what she is trying to do for her classroom. I was inspired by it so I’m posting it here. If you’re inclined, donate. If you can’t, share the link!
Here’s a description:
My students are excited by the challenge that through learning they can change the world. My students are confident, curious and have a genuine thirst for learning math. My math classes are a combination of 3 classes of 1st grade age students at varying ability levels. About a third of my students did not attend kindergarten or preschool and only one third of them are on grade level in terms of mastery of content. Our school is a Title 1 school and is located in a highly impoverished neighborhood in Michigan. As one of the 15 lowest performing school’s in the city with less than 1% of students proficient in reading and math at their grade level it is my vision to combine rigorous and high academic standards in order to prepare students to succeed. I want to equip my students with a strong foundation in math skills and want to foster my students eagerness to learn by boosting their confidence and creating a strong classroom culture and community.
I covered this in my weekly podcast but I think it definitely needs to be posted again. I feel horrible for the people of Louisiana. I am at a lost for words. People, please monitor your government officials and pay attention to who is being elected in your state.
This video cracked me up. It’s nice to see someone poke fun at the hair gurus. I checked out a few of her videos and they were actually helpful! If you’re not that adept at doing hair, like me, check out a few of this chick’s videos!
This story had me doing the scrunch face. Last year, the controversy surrounding Chik-Fil-A swept the media like a twister. The hoopla died down just as quickly and now we’re getting a story about Dan Cathy and Shane Windmeyer of Campus Pride are BFFs. Call me paranoid but this seems a tad fishy. I hope the Cathy’s change is a genuine one but I won’t hold my breath.