Do you ever think about things but do not have the power over words to convey those thoughts to others? I think often about the judgments people put on others who speak differently than themselves. Jamila Lyiscott lays out the facts in pure poetic form. Enjoy, learn, and share.
In schools we have the great privilege of choosing how we represent all kinds of families. This couple, featured in the NY Times, is a great example to share with adults and children of all ages. It is essential to allow our communities to see many different kinds of families, and this is just one. Bookmark it.
This video is a commercial for a new set of toys for girls that challenges limited views of what girls want to play with. Watch these great kids sing and build a dream-like Rube Goldberg device. Girls rock!
Phone addiction has spread far and wide. I see it amongst my friends, my family, my colleagues, my students, strangers. Really, everywhere. Not everyone, yet, but I'm getting worried. I am an educational technologist. I love technology. I am writing on my laptop while listening to Spotify remote streaming to my TV. But, things go awry when it interrupts our ability to love and interact with each other.
I feel like maybe we're on a pendulum ride that has swung way over to one side, and we'll swing back a bit. I hope so, because I'm not loving blind compulsion to "interact" with our devices. We should control devices, and not the other way around.
This video spoke to me so clearly in exhibiting this phenomenon. I hope you take 2 minutes and 11 seconds of dedicated (no multitasking) to watch it. It's sad in some ways, but so spot on.