Archive | May, 2012

Empathic Educators: Walk the Talk

26 May

There was quite a bit of interest in my recent post about Lincoln High School. Below you can find a video describing another facet of the school, the Health Center. They are truly caring for and keeping the whole child in mind.

More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water – Business Insider

24 May

Wow!  If this doesn’t make the case for the power and future of mobile, I don’t know what does.

  • How can we ensure students are prepared to utilize a personal learning device in the future?

More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water – Business Insider.

More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water - Business Insider

Insight into Educational App Production

23 May

Read below to gain some insight into how educational games are produced (link to article).  It provides valuable information on how some of the more “addictive” games are designed to intrigue the brains of our young learners.  Judy Willis, teacher turned neurologist, speaks of this type of brain research in this video.

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Who Cares About Kelsey Showtimes

22 May

A number of readers have shown interest in showtimes and theaters for Who Cares About Kelsey.  Below is a screenshot of the synopsis of the film along with showtimes at the Red River Theater in Concord, NH.  Click the screenshot and it will take you to the theater’s website.

Ocassionally, You Have to Brag!

18 May

Michael Jascz: Suspension Rates at a Washington School Drop 85%: Does Kindness Play a Role?.

I’m proud of the work that’s been done at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington. My younger sister works at the Health Clinic that is a part of the school. Their guiding mission is clear–treat students with empathy and provide them with the tools they need to succeed.

Read the article and answer:

How do you feel about Principal Sporleder’s approach to using the “F-Word” in school?

Care for the Whole Child: Dan Habib – NH Center on Disability

17 May

Dan Habib, director of Including Samuel, has created another film highlighting the benefits of positive behavioral interventions and supports. Debuting in Concord, NH this weekend, the film documents one high school student’s struggles to succeed and her school’s program and methodology to help her overcome them.

Who Cares About Kelsey? excerpt

Change Happens

15 May

It wasn’t that long ago that we lived as depicted below. Long enough ago, however, that we can look back and parody the lifestyle.
What else has changed so drastically in such a short amount of time?

Meet Them Where They Are

14 May

A fascinating story about the integration of the Hmong into American culture and western medicine. It resonates with me as I reflect about the change process and how far the Hmong have come as they learn to be who they are in a new society.

Friday’s Teacher Appreciation Installment

11 May

Thursday’s Teacher Appreciation Video

10 May