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I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong

I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong
I know this is on the long-ish side, but I promise that there's a really valuable message here that makes it worth watching all the way through. Jane Elliot is a teacher and diversity trainer who developed the "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise to teach students what it feels like to be a person of color. This video begins pretty abruptly, where one of the students who's been singled out based on eye color is extremely frustrated. At 2:46, Elliot explains why she keeps going even after she's made the point. At 3:35, she delivers an important message. And at 10:05, you may laugh a little, but I think you'll really get it. Many years ago, I could have been the girl who walked out, not understanding how this feels to the people it affects. A partial transcript from a very powerful portion of the video, beginning at 3:19: Elliot: “No. Student: “I’m sorry there’s racism in this country..." Elliot: “Bullshit! Student: “I will not apologize because it’s not a matter of race always...” Elliot: “Out.” Related:  Discriminationsinspire

L'abbé Grégoire Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Grégoire. Henri Grégoire L'abbé Grégoire. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Enfance et formation[modifier | modifier le code] Henri Grégoire est né le à Vého, près de Lunéville. Son père, Sébastien Grégoire, est un tailleur d'habits respecté, ayant eu un temps un office d'échevin, et sa mère Marguerite Thiébaut, est une femme unanimement décrite comme d'une grande piété et ayant un souci constant des choses de la religion en cette époque marquée par la ruralisation du bas clergé qui reste alors un moyen d'ascension sociale[5]. Henri Grégoire commence ses études avec le curé de son village qui remarque ses dispositions intellectuelles dès l'âge de cinq ans puis, lorsque celui-ci n'a plus rien à lui apprendre, il rejoint l'abbé Cherrier dans le village voisin d'Emberménil, paroisse dont dépend Vého. Portrait d'Henri Grégoire[modifier | modifier le code]

The Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist 6 October 2014Last updated at 18:51 ET By Cindy Sui BBC News, Taitung City Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist Chen Shu-chu has known poverty much of her life Wearing a thick support belt and hunched over thanks to back and leg problems, 63-year-old Chen Shu-chu puts peppers, taro and mushrooms into bags for customers at her vegetable stand in eastern Taiwan. She does this for up to 18 hours a day, six days a week. But no matter how much money she makes, she spends no more than a few dollars a day on herself so that she can give away the rest. Meet one of the world's most unlikely and humble philanthropists. Over the past two decades, Ms Chen has donated over 10 million Taiwanese dollars ($350,000; £210,000) to the building of a school library and a hospita wing. She has also donated to a local Buddhist organisation and orphanages. The donations included money inherited from her father, royalties from a book written about her and cash prizes for her work. "Everyone can do it.

Reading at five: Why? For 40 years I have searched without success for studies that support the notion that reading at five is a helpful step for long-term success in school. A recent doctoral thesis confirmed the absence of such evidence. Sebastian Suggate, studying in New Zealand, did an extensive search for quantitative, controlled studies that showed long-term gains for children who learned to read at five compared to those who learned at six or seven. He found one methodologically weak study from 1974 but could find no others. Many experts in child development are very concerned about the current approaches. In addressing the question of why children should read in kindergarten it is necessary to recognize the important goal that children should read proficiently by the end of third grade. Third grade reading is a clear goal, and for most children an age-appropriate one. Bank Street describes a number of typical achievements for emergent readers/writers.

A 4-Year-Old Girl Asked A Lesbian If She's A Boy. She Responded The Awesomest Way Possible. Ash Beckham: I'm going to talk to you tonight about coming out of the closet. And not in the traditional sense, not just the gay closet. I think we all have closets. So within a matter of weeks, it happens again, "Are you a boy or are you a girl?" It was the easiest hard conversation that I have ever had. At some point in our lives, we all live in closets and they make us feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. So why is coming out of any closet, why is having that conversation, why is it so hard? When you do not have hard conversations, when you keep the truth about yourself a secret, you're essentially holding a grenade. And I had a choice in that moment, as all grenade throwers do. If you want someone to be real with you, they need to know that you bleed too. Thank you Boulder. There may be small errors in this transcript.

Avanzando en la descolonización y la despatriarcalización ABYA YALA.- En el marco del Encuentro Internacional de Escuelas Indígenas de Formación Política (EIFP), se propició un espacio para el trabajo y la reflexión conjunta en torno a los procesos en marcha de descolonización y despatriarcalización, cuyas principales conclusiones compartimos a continuación. En el intercambio han intervenido dirigentes indígenas de las nueve escuelas participantes en el Encuentro. La descolonización La colonización es un sistema que ha llegado de manera impositiva: ha impuesto cultura, pensamiento y sentires, y ha ido homogeneizando a los pueblos. Frente a ello, la descolonización es el acto consciente de las personas para liberarse de las ideas y de las prácticas coloniales, desde el reconocimiento de que hay otros saberes diferentes a los de Occidente. El punto fundamental e inicial es la autodeterminación de los pueblos y de los territorios, para sacudirse de la estructura colonial, siendo conscientes de que dicho sistema no terminó con la independencia.

4 Ways Reading Changes Your Life. They're Not The Ones I Would Have Guessed. OK, so right now, you're probably thinking: You're probably well-acquainted with the teachings of this guy... Like Upworthy on Facebook But dudes, there's so much your second-grade teacher and LeVar Burton left out. (It's not their fault. Reading doesn't just make you smarter and give you more fancy big words to break out at fancy wine parties with your fancy friends. What do I mean? Holy shnikes! A recent study found that reading actually reshapes your brain in much the same way that practicing a sport reshapes an athlete's brain. Also, it helps you sleep better and might even stave off Alzheimer's disease. In conclusion:

Poverty in the U.S.: The 10 Worst States for Student Homelessness Idaho may not be the largest state in the union, but it’s one of the top states when it comes to growth in homeless students. Between the 2010–11 and 2011–12 school years Idaho saw a 27 percent increase in homeless students, a total of 6,076 kids. The reasons for these numbers in Idaho are myriad. Parents often lose jobs, which are already scarce, through layoffs or illness. Eviction follows, and families find themselves homeless on the streets or living in shelters. One local nonprofit, OATHS, was founded by high school student Ben Skinner to help homeless students “get what they need to enjoy, succeed, and stay in school.” (Photo: ilbusca/Getty Images; design: Lauren Wade)

Even The Daily Show Was Shocked by This Racist GOP Leader's Responses You already have to do that in NC. It's already the law that you have to show ID when you vote in a new district or vote for the first time. But the rules for proving who you are used to be much more fair and egalitarian. Because 1. Also, take this example from Pennsylvania in 2012: The razor-thin majority Republican legislature pass a voter ID law that created a group of hundreds of thousands of eligible voters without the necessary ID. They offered a special ID for voting which was "free", but the process to collect the documentation to get proper ID cost, on average, more than $60 (not including travel and time away from work), but even worse,Neutral third-party observers determined that, given the hours and resources that the state government put into the offices that issued proper IDs, it would be physically impossible for those offices to process all the applications necessary to re-enfranchise every voter without ID before Election Day. No-Fee ID Card Program