Saturday, October 19, 2013

The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow Tour Rolls On with Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers | Bill Ayers

The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow Tour Rolls On with Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers | Bill Ayers:

THE PUBLIC ENEMY RAINBOW NATIONAL TOUR ROLLS ON!


The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow Tour Rolls On with Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers

Tuesday, October 22nd
7:00pm – Common Good Books
38 S. Snelling Avenue
St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, October 23rd
7:00pm – Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Friday, October 25th
6:00pm – Octavia Books
513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA

The Death of math | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

The Death of math | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

The Death of math

Galileo once wrote “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.”  It is said that over the door of Plato’s Academy were the words “Let no one ignorant of geometry enter.”  Indeed, the word ‘Mathematics’ comes from Ancient Greek meaning ”that which is learnt.”
Few people love Mathematics more than I do.  What music lovers get from listening to a Mozart concerto, and what poetry lovers get from reading a Shakespeare sonnet, I get from following through the steps of an Euler proof.  In fact, the one book that I brought with me on my honeymoon six summers ago was William Dunham’s incredible, Euler:  The Master of Us All.
When I’m teaching somebody about math, I feel like I’m enlightening them to some of the hardest earned secrets of the Universe.  I take great pride in getting to be the one who shares these truths.  While some religious people bring signs to football games saying ‘John 3:16,’ I’m tempted to bring my own sign that says ‘Euclid 9:20′ in honor of the greatest proof of all time.
Education ‘reformers’ often say that the average American student is not good at Mathematics.  And, for once, I agree.  But my evidence for believing this is completely different from theirs, 

Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week in Class: Week Seven 2013 from Cursive to Keyboarding

Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week in Class: Week Seven 2013 from Cursive to Keyboarding:

Week in Class: Week Seven 2013 from Cursive to Keyboarding


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This week, I’ve been thinking about writing. The process of writing that happens in the brain, how that is translated into a fine-motor activity to express those thoughts, and how to do this effectively with students.
With the switch-over to Common Core, I’m doing my assessment in English, Social Studies, and Language Arts based on writing, and eschewing most multiple choice test. We’ve had a strong writing practice at my site, so my kids can write, but few can do so in cursive. Although cursive was not eliminated until the Common Core adoption, I now have students who not only can’t write in cursive, they can’t read it. Fortunately I “print” in a modified version of D’Nealian script which is pretty easy to read.  I went into sixth grade with awful penmanship, and great academic grades, but under the guidance of my sixth grade teacher I left with mediocre academic grades, but some killer cursive writing. On the whole, I would have preferred to have learned a bit more to prepare for 

Asian American youth speak out for immigration reform

Asian American youth speak out for immigration reform:

ASIAN AMERICAN YOUTH SPEAK OUT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

Elevate the voices of Asian American youth in the immigration debate



Asian American youth! You have a stake in immigration reform. Chicago's Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH) -- a social justice-oriented youth leadership council of the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center -- collected over 1,000 signatures from young people all over the country in support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Featuring spoken word performances from local youth, this video campaignaims to elevate the voices of Asian American youth in the immigration debate:



Awesome work from these young activists. As part of the campaign, youth leaders will meet with local legislative targets to demand the House pass comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together. For more information on how you can participate in the National AAPI Campaign for Immigration Reform, visit the Stand With Families website and the FYSH Facebook page.

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James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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