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WHERE THE KIDS SLEEP

  “From a palace for a little Princess to sleeping under the stars on a pile of rubbish: Photographs from around the world show where our children slumberPhotographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children’s bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children’s rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come […]

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Power can be measured

Quite obviously I have some deep rooted aversion to the word “professional” as evidenced by some of my previous posts. It’s a work in progress; coming to terms with society’s expectations and labeling (another word I despise) of individuals whom we are expected to revere more so if their occupation is prefaced by that ‘word’. […]

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Yo, Teacher Teacha!

I am a teacher. I change lives. Wanna know how much I make as an educator? I’ll let my friend, Mr. Taylor Mali, answer this question.   Miracle Worker    

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Creative ain’t …crazy!

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently Thought the following post had some interesting points. I took the liberty of inserting some graphics. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often […]

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The Art of Non-Conformity – The Business of Inspiration

Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960   “It’s not like there is this great debate about art and it’s role in society. It’s mostly been co-opted by a business mentality that goes against the grain of creativity which is an organic process that can’t be simply […]

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“I ain’t Chicken Little!”

Well, the sky isn’t actually falling , I think, but this story holds true to the current predicament of our culture. Packaging, , lineage, stature, class, status – the look – the connections – the script. Some may have noticed the peculiar references to Allie Eliza. It’s the “Eliza” part that may have some personal […]

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“This Little Light of Mine…

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine… “ Ruminating (not that much) about how and what I would pen as a blog neophyte, I’ve been searching for some profound thought, concept, notion, or another. My propensity for anal procrastination often leaves me in a constant state of paralyzed indecisiveness. Funny enough, upon […]

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Developmental Deficits – Symptom Checklist

Do you recognize this child? Below is a list of common deficits that can negatively affect academic, social, and physical development. Difficulty understanding directions Difficulty following directions Unable to sequence steps for tasks Memory and retention difficulties Difficulty understanding concepts of space and time Poor listening comprehension when reading or being read to Poor vocabulary/expression […]

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Traditional vs. Developmental Approaches to Education

  Keeping Up or Catching Up? 1. The typical approach in regular classrooms is to “Keep Up” with the class. This approach ignores problems and focusses on completing assigned work that keeps the teacher happy. Parents and special teachers are expected to assist in “Keeping Up.” 2. Another approach that parents instinctively sense is to […]

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Benefits of Early Brain Stimulation

Early Stimulation by Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Ph.D., PARTone. www.babysschool.com Benefits of Early Stimulation in babies and small children. Here in this video, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Ph.D., the known Research Scientist and program developer on Early Learning, explains about the positive impact of stimulation on the young brain.  Benefits of Early Brain Stimulation There is extensive research […]

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Neurodevelopment and School Readiness

School Neuro-Readiness 2020: Introduction by Lyelle L. Palmer, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Winona State University, Minnesota BSMART Advisor The Need for Neuro-Developmental School Readiness Pupil performance at the ends of both kindergarten and 3rd grade are highly predictive of academic success in secondary school achievement. Fluent reading, writing and calculation at an automatic mastery level are […]

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“Yo, Rick-eh”

  Be that person that “they” want you to be. How’s that workin’ for ya? Are you managing to fit within any of those pre-set parameters? Kinda? Sorta? Is that such a bad thing? Everywhere you hear people claiming that they want a better world, but not many have the guts to actually attempt to get […]

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Professiona”bulls”

Jingle Bells, Something Smells…   No doubt that the term “professional” bugs the hell out of me (see previous rant-post on “Professionals”). Professional this, professional that. Everybody’s a professional something or other. I cringe when someone  (thinking they know or intimating they are, are better than someone else states, “Try to be professional.” OMFRG! Maybe […]

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