This video made me very sad. Of all the places in the world where children should feel WELCOMED and SAFE, school should be that place.
It is up to school boards and administrators to implement policies that make that happen, or they are not doing their jobs. And when a kid comes to a teacher or administrator to say they have been bullied or harassed, don’t come back with some bs response like “boys will be boys”. Take them SERIOUSLY and do something about it.
And parents, just because your son or daughter is a little angel at home doesn’t mean they are one at school. If an administrator wants to talk to you about your child’s behavior at school, don’t automatically become defensive and insist that your child is not doing anything—because they MIGHT be. Take the allegations seriously and have a real heart-to-heart with your kid about what’s going on.
“Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.” - Jasper Johns
One of American’s greatest and most influential living artists, Jasper Johns celebrates his 83rd Birthday today. Born in Georgia, he soon moved to New York City, where he met artists Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage, all of whom profoundly influenced each other.
The renowned theoretical physicist urges humans to go into space in order to save ourselves. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
My two cents: I think he’s right. Not only that, but it would be nice to save what’s left of the planet for future generations to enjoy. If we pack Earth with the maximum number of humans it can support and cut down every last forest, bulldoze every wild space to make room for more people and, in the process, cause the extinction of every amazing creature on our beautiful planet, that will be a loss that can’t even be calculated.
This is Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, performing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while floating around the International Space Station. You may have last seen the space station team walking around in outer space fixing stuff.
There will be an online auction on the Lowe Mill website beginning on Monday, May 27, 2013 and end at 9 PM on May 31st. All proceeds from the auction will go to the contributing artists and to constructing a children’s playground at Lowe Mill. After the online auction ends, there will be a public art reception at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center on May 31st from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Mental Floss recently posted a fascinating selection of tattoos on teachers. This one, depicting an enraged Charles Darwin wielding an even angrier King Kong while being menaced by planes, is our favourite. It’s on the leg of a Massachusetts science teacher named Chris:
Chris writes, “I teach science at a public school in eastern Mass. This tattoo was taken from a New Yorker cartoon that my wife and I both have hanging in our classroom’s (she teaches science, too). Most people think it’s her Dad…there is a resemblance. When told it’s Charles Darwin, too many people reply, “Who’s Charles Darwin?”. It’s kind of sad. I call this Darwin Kong, the establishment trying to destroy Darwin for the same reason it destroyed Kong, it just didn’t understand him.”