Lonely Is the New Normal - Boodaism iTunes | Android I have a lot of friends. Shit, I have so many friends I can’t even keep track of all the people I would love to spend time with. I have a community of warm, open-hearted people who throw lots of parties, give long hugs and are always happy to see me. Skeletons Hug, Kiss, And Dance Before A Crowd. When They Step Out From The Screen? I'm Smiling. Skeletons Hug, Kiss, And Dance Before A Crowd. When... Skeletons Hug, Kiss, And Dance Before A Crowd. When They Step Out From The Screen? I'm Smiling. Educating The Whole Child in Waldorf Schools - SGWS Blog Waldorf Educators say they focus on “educating the whole child.” They also say the curriculum engages the student’s “head, heart and hands,” and uses “multi-disciplinary” methods of teaching. This sounds great, of course, but what does this really mean? Waldorf Education’s founder, Austrian scientist and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, had very forward thinking ideals in regards to educating children in the late 19th century. For Steiner, “educating the whole child,” meant appealing to student’s internal motivation, educating them socially and morally as well as academically, and using art, nature and movement to bring both inspiration and relevancy to learning. Here are 5 core tenets of Educating the Whole Child:
Open questions – Julia Galef As I conduct conversations for the Update Project (and just informally, on my own time) I’m looking for important open questions. Important, in the sense that what you believe about that question changes how you try to impact the world, and how successful you are at it. And open, in the sense that smart, well-informed people disagree about the answer. I’ve begun collecting those open questions here, in the hopes that making them salient will make us more likely to notice evidence or arguments that shift our thinking about them in a useful way. When is overconfidence useful (if ever)?Can we intentionally improve the world? Issues › Human Rights Freedom from Fear Everyone in the world has the right to live without fear of violence and war. Yet for so many, it is a daily reality.
The Radical Art of Learning from Within “We have an inner teacher who wants to lay a claim on our lives.”— Parker J. Palmer How would our lives and society change if education began with going inward? That is the project of the Open Master’s, a program for self-directed and community-supported wayfinding. Co-founders Sarah Bradley and Alan Webb set out to connect learners to their own inner teachers, nurturing personal transformation by inviting each participant to design their education around a vision of the person they want to become. “We’ve talked a lot about the zombie walk through college or grad school,” Webb says:
Trump ending Michelle Obama's girls education program The "Let Girls Learn" program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN. While aspects of the initiative's programming will continue, employees have been told to stop using the "Let Girls Learn" name and were told that, as a program unto itself, "Let Girls Learn" was ending. "Moving forward, we will not continue to use the 'Let Girls Learn' brand or maintain a stand-alone program," read an email sent to Peace Corps employees this week by the agency's acting director Sheila Crowley. " 'Let Girls Learn' provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps' strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our Volunteers all over the world," Crowley wrote. "We are so proud of what 'Let Girls Learn' accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success."
The Ultimate Flowchart For Determining How to Help the World Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” If one takes Dr. King’s implication seriously — i.e. if one agrees that in life we have an ethical responsibility to help other humans/sentient beings — one will almost certainly ask a related question: Equal Rights for Some - American History for Kids! Abigail Adams During and after the American Revolution, when the rich white men were writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, many people who were not rich, or white, or men thought maybe this was their chance to get equal rights too. They wrote to the men who were writing the Constitution and asked them to give women, and black people, and poor people, Jews, and Native Americans equal rights with rich white men.
Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times But his speech: wow. He spent his energy not on vilifying anyone but on stating in the least hysterical, most persuasive manner possible what’s right and what’s wrong. He didn’t talk in terms of Democrats and Republicans. He didn’t mention any political party, period.
keeping the passion of international women’s day, every day On March 8, team genneve was on hand for “Be Bold: Stand Up for Change,” an event to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Seattle event was spectacular — starting with the great food by That Brown Girl Cooks, on to the “Bold Women” history lesson from Dr. Devon Atchison, to the insightful panel discussion, through the breathtaking, heartbreaking snippet from the documentary film Girl Rising, and closing with the gorgeous music and lyrics of Star Anna. Hundreds of women attended, and there were many tears, laughs, and pledges to carry the momentum forward. But that’s the question: how do we keep our enthusiasm from folding up along with the chairs and tables at Town Hall?