“Starting when their son was 3, psychologist Tammy Hughes and her school psychologist husband started teaching him. At night, they’d say, “Tell me three good things that happened to you today.” This helped him make the distinction between events and his feelings about them. Once he had that mastered, they added, “Tell me three good things that happened to someone else (lesson: the world includes me and other people, their feelings and actions).” Next they asked, “Tell me something you did that worked out well. Now, tell me something that someone else did that worked out well for someone else.” “These simple questions help children differentiate themselves and others, and (teach them) cause and effect. If you can connect these ideas and feelings, then it helps children to prepare to identify bullying — negative versus positive behaviors — and who did what to cause the outcome”—Bully Proofing your Kids (via librarianpirate)
OMG amazing. How can I incorporate this into my classroom?
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
I like this.
A Congress with the same public benefits as the rest of Americans?! That would be amazing.
“Whatever happens to you, know that it has happened to someone else. And that people come through things like this every day. There are ends to these things. And when you are on the other side of it, which you will be, you will understand people in a very deep and profound way. There are few more valuable qualities than empathy.”—Maureen Johnson (via jarfuls-of-wisdom)
I randomly received a Smart Board last week and am looking for interesting ways to use it in class. I have the basics down, and have been using the pen feature over Word documents to circle and underline things, but that’s pretty much it. I know there’s a TON it can do, but I’ve never seen one used before (other than what I’ve figured out myself), and I don’t know if I’ll be trained on it any time soon. Help? :)
Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that - but you are the only you.
Tarantino - you can criticize everything that Quentin does - but nobody writes Tarantino stuff like Tarantino. He is the best Tarantino writer there is, and that was actually the thing that people responded to - they’re going ‘this is an individual writing with his own point of view’.
There are better writers than me out there, there are smarter writers, there are people who can plot better - there are all those kinds of things, but there’s nobody who can write a Neil Gaiman story like I can.
“The three-pound organ in your skull — with its pink consistency of Jell-o — is an alien kind of computational material. It is composed of miniaturized, self-configuring parts, and it vastly outstrips anything we’ve dreamt of building. So if you ever feel lazy or dull, take heart: you’re the busiest, brightest thing on the planet.”—David Eagleman unravels the secret lives of the brain (via curiositycounts)
I went to walk across the floor of the gym to stand with all of the other teachers at the pep rally, but one of the administrators almost stopped me, but then he saw my badge.
I guess it’s good to look young for your age, but it gets kind of annoying sometimes.
Last year, I taught at a middle school. A sub was supervising detention one afternoon (yeah, I don’t know how that works), and when I walked over to talk to one of my students, the sub yelled at me to get out. When I looked at him, probably indignantly, he then realized I’m a teacher and apologized immediately.
Everyone says it’s good that I look young for my age, and I get that, but I agree that it gets REALLY annoying when you work at a school and are mistaken for a student.
It was worse when I was a sub and no one on campus knew me. I’d get questioned in the faculty restroom a lot, and sometimes I’d overhear the kids whispering, “Is that a new student?”