Funny photos of little boys doing stupid, dangerous but funny things! I hope they all survived childhood!
I’m not the only one who thinks our education strategy is loony. At the International Summit on Teaching, the take away was: “… The United States has been pursuing an approach to teaching almost diametricallyopposed to that pursued by the highest-achieving nations.” The difference? the highest-achieving nations INVEST in teacher education: “Officials from countries like Finland and Singapore described how they have built a high-performing teaching profession by enabling all of their teachers to enter high-quality preparation programs, generally at the masters’ degree level, where they receive a salary while they prepare. There they learn research-based teaching strategies and train with experts in model schools attached to their universities. They enter a well-paid profession – in Singapore earning as much as beginning doctors — where they are supported by mentor teachers and have 15 or more hours a week to work and learn together – engaging in shared planning, action research, lesson study, and observations in each other’s classrooms. And they work in schools that are equitably funded and well-resourced with the latest technology and materials.” The article (in the Washing Post) concludes with: “How poignant for Americans to listen to this account while nearly every successful program developed to support teachers’ learning in the United States is proposed for termination by the Obama administration or the Congress…”
This is the follow up from a previous post. From working in the staffing business for years (ok, decades), I actually have experienced most of these 10 Types of Interviewees. Who knew this really happens?! I know this not what I normally blog on but I couldn’t resist. What about you? Have you had any of these interviewees staring back at you? If so, please share!
I realize that this is not what I usually blog about but I have been in the staffing business for most of my working life so I find this particularly funny. And, shame on me, when I interview people, I do believe I’ve asked one or two of these questions from time to time … I think it’s because I was also trying to check my email simultaneously while phone screening someone who driveled on and on. But there is a post on that one too, also from The Oatmeal. Is this blog usually this funny? If so, I gotta get a feed!
Poet Katie Makkai defines the word “pretty” and what message should be passed down to our daughters on this topic. Funny, true, poignant and moving. 3 1/2 minutes.
My husband sent me this lovely video that reminds me of a series of hallmark cards that notes everything in life that is important (or not). It’s fun to watch and it hits the nail on the head. Enjoy!
If you are old enough to remember Joan River’s TV show on Red Carpet Fashion with her daughter, Go Fug Yourself is 1000x funnier! Or maybe more.
Funny cartoon of teachers in 1960 versus 2010