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Jul 18, 2014 / 5,201 notes
adventuresinlearning:



therealsurferrosa said: ‘Teaching as a Subversive Activity’ Postman & Weingartner. It’s why I became a teacher and, after twenty years, it’s what I wrote my dissertation around. Probably out of print now and needed more than ever!

Thanks for the suggestion. I have come past this many times and will pick it up again and read it with a new set of eyes. Both authors have really changed education for the better! Luckily, it is not out of print. There is even a Kindle version.  This book is basically a manifesto for inquiry based education. 
Here is a quote:

“There is no way to help a learner to be disciplined, active, and thoroughly engaged unless he perceives a problem to be a problem or whatever is to-be-learned as worth learning, and unless he plays an active role in determining the process of solution.”  ― Neil Postman,  Teaching as a Subversive Activity 

If quote perfectly define the basic ideas of inquiry based education. 
-Adventures in Learning (via Adventures in Learning’s Recommendations)
Jun 30, 2014 / 68 notes

adventuresinlearning:

therealsurferrosa said: Teaching as a Subversive Activity’ Postman & Weingartner. It’s why I became a teacher and, after twenty years, it’s what I wrote my dissertation around. Probably out of print now and needed more than ever!

Thanks for the suggestion. I have come past this many times and will pick it up again and read it with a new set of eyes. Both authors have really changed education for the better! Luckily, it is not out of print. There is even a Kindle version.  This book is basically a manifesto for inquiry based education.

Here is a quote:

“There is no way to help a learner to be disciplined, active, and thoroughly engaged unless he perceives a problem to be a problem or whatever is to-be-learned as worth learning, and unless he plays an active role in determining the process of solution.”
Neil Postman, Teaching as a Subversive Activity

If quote perfectly define the basic ideas of inquiry based education.

-Adventures in Learning (via Adventures in Learning’s Recommendations)

Dec 8, 2013 / 1 note

therealsurferrosa:

I haven’t given up on this tumblr - just been busy working.
There was an amazing rainstorm this afternoon, I’ve never seen quite this kind of light before.
Still eating veg from the garden: sorrel, rocket, courgettes, tomatoes and leeks. The winter greens have seeded well and need potting up now… I hope to have time to do them tomorrow, photos to follow.

Dec 8, 2013 / 1 note

therealsurferrosa:

Incredible sunset this evening… So glad I walked to the bottom of the garden: I normally miss them because I’m too busy doing stuff.
Also, just got two kittens ( Sid and Nancy) because the mice are getting ridiculous round here.

Dec 8, 2013 / 1 note

Incredible sunset this evening… So glad I walked to the bottom of the garden: I normally miss them because I’m too busy doing stuff.
Also, just got two kittens ( Sid and Nancy) because the mice are getting ridiculous round here.

Oct 20, 2013 / 1 note

I haven’t given up on this tumblr - just been busy working.
There was an amazing rainstorm this afternoon, I’ve never seen quite this kind of light before.
Still eating veg from the garden: sorrel, rocket, courgettes, tomatoes and leeks. The winter greens have seeded well and need potting up now… I hope to have time to do them tomorrow, photos to follow.

greedygardener:

This year is turning out to be a bumper year for all kinds of fruit, blackberries included. Everything’s still several weeks late following the bitterly cold spring, so normally the blackberries around me would be starting to fade whereas this year, they’re just getting going. I picked about eight pounds in a very short time from around our allotment. These ones are growing through the fence from the park next door on my neighbour Mr Shah’s plot. Mr Shah is diabetic so isn’t interested in bramble jelly or blackberry and apple pie so I’ve taken them off his hands.
Brambles are so ubiquitous in the UK that I cannot image that anyone lives more than a few minutes walk from a clump, even in the most built up of urban areas. They are the one wild food that almost anyone can identify. My local supermarket is selling them for £2 for 150g (about 6 ounces in old money). It’s like selling fresh air.


So agree with you! We picked a whole bucket full, while walking the dogs and I’ve made 12lb of blackberry and apple jam, using Bramleys from our tree. So the whole thing only cost me the price of the sugar. We’re off to pick a load more tomorrow for freezing, so we can have blackberry and apple crumble in the winter.
Round here, in Warwickshire, they’re ready now and are really big and sweet. The cold Spring seems to have encouraged them to fruit a lot and all that s shine this summer has ripened them beautifully. Free Vitamin C!
Sep 11, 2013 / 17 notes

greedygardener:

This year is turning out to be a bumper year for all kinds of fruit, blackberries included. Everything’s still several weeks late following the bitterly cold spring, so normally the blackberries around me would be starting to fade whereas this year, they’re just getting going. I picked about eight pounds in a very short time from around our allotment. These ones are growing through the fence from the park next door on my neighbour Mr Shah’s plot. Mr Shah is diabetic so isn’t interested in bramble jelly or blackberry and apple pie so I’ve taken them off his hands.

Brambles are so ubiquitous in the UK that I cannot image that anyone lives more than a few minutes walk from a clump, even in the most built up of urban areas. They are the one wild food that almost anyone can identify. My local supermarket is selling them for £2 for 150g (about 6 ounces in old money). It’s like selling fresh air.

So agree with you! We picked a whole bucket full, while walking the dogs and I’ve made 12lb of blackberry and apple jam, using Bramleys from our tree. So the whole thing only cost me the price of the sugar. We’re off to pick a load more tomorrow for freezing, so we can have blackberry and apple crumble in the winter. Round here, in Warwickshire, they’re ready now and are really big and sweet. The cold Spring seems to have encouraged them to fruit a lot and all that s shine this summer has ripened them beautifully. Free Vitamin C!
babyslime:

zebrabelly:

spikeygorgeous:

tinsnip:

ryttu3k:

fluffmugger:

derpwinchestah:

ragingbitchfest:

magpiesandshinythings:

queensimia:

queennubian:

Nov 2nd I’ll be 30
This is a grown woman’s blog

and then some
ENTIRE DASH IS BABIES

25 in November

31 in October.

25 in October :D

35 on Friday

27 in November. Also, whoa, that’s two friends, both in their mid-thirties, having birthdays on the same day.

Thirty-four years old on September 25th.I say again, thirty-four.
I am officially older than God.

37, baby!

35! I found the old people!

We should do a 30+ one so we can find our tribe of fellow Tumblr Elders.  

47! Beat that.
Sep 6, 2013 / 37,732 notes

babyslime:

zebrabelly:

spikeygorgeous:

tinsnip:

ryttu3k:

fluffmugger:

derpwinchestah:

ragingbitchfest:

magpiesandshinythings:

queensimia:

queennubian:

Nov 2nd I’ll be 30

This is a grown woman’s blog

and then some

ENTIRE DASH IS BABIES

25 in November

31 in October.

25 in October :D

35 on Friday

27 in November. Also, whoa, that’s two friends, both in their mid-thirties, having birthdays on the same day.

Thirty-four years old on September 25th.
I say again, thirty-four.

I am officially older than God.

37, baby!

35! I found the old people!

We should do a 30+ one so we can find our tribe of fellow Tumblr Elders. 

47! Beat that.
resistancegetsmehigh:

tropikal-vibes:

c-oconut-waters:

lion-tribe:

tropikal-vibes:

This is Berko, he is 7 years old. Berko has 6 other brothers/sisters in his family and a single parent. Berko and his brothers and sisters have to walk miles each day to provide water and food to help not only their own family but all the other hundreds of families that live next to them. Your generous reblog will help provide food, water, education and so much more for children and families affected buy the food crisis. I will donate 80c for every reblog to help save Berko and his family. <3 
 

You’re a wonderful person^ 

The world needs more people then you:)xx

you are all so sweet! I’m just trying to let less fortunate people get a good life like all of us :) xo

Berko has a beautiful smile :)
Aug 28, 2013 / 26,936 notes

resistancegetsmehigh:

tropikal-vibes:

c-oconut-waters:

lion-tribe:

tropikal-vibes:

This is Berko, he is 7 years old. Berko has 6 other brothers/sisters in his family and a single parent. Berko and his brothers and sisters have to walk miles each day to provide water and food to help not only their own family but all the other hundreds of families that live next to them. 
Your generous reblog will help provide food, water, education and so much more for children and families affected buy the food crisis. I will donate 80c for every reblog to help save Berko and his family. <3 

 

You’re a wonderful person^ 

The world needs more people then you:)xx

you are all so sweet! I’m just trying to let less fortunate people get a good life like all of us :) xo

Berko has a beautiful smile :)

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fuckyeahretailrobin:

batamotel:

BOYCOTT FOREVER 21Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare.We were asked to share this by one of our fans, and now we are asking you to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of your SHARE. Two weeks ago, US Uncut was the first place to widely publish McDonald’s now notorious budget, and it went viral across mainstream media. Thank you.MAKE IT VIRAL

Better yet, instead of giving F21 the ammunition they need to cut hours even further, maybe we could all spam their corporate email address with angry letters.
Go get em, guys.
Aug 18, 2013 / 19,298 notes

fuckyeahretailrobin:

batamotel:


BOYCOTT FOREVER 21

Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare.

We were asked to share this by one of our fans, and now we are asking you to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of your SHARE. Two weeks ago, US Uncut was the first place to widely publish McDonald’s now notorious budget, and it went viral across mainstream media.

Thank you.

MAKE IT VIRAL

Better yet, instead of giving F21 the ammunition they need to cut hours even further, maybe we could all spam their corporate email address with angry letters.

Go get em, guys.

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Aug 1, 2013 / 586 notes

killerkurves:

marzimarz:

(c) All rights reserved Logan Foto

They say every scar tells a story. These images tell the story of my breast cancer scars. A photo journey of the contrasting emotions I experience on a daily basis. Feeling sad that my body will never look the same again, that I’ve somehow lost my sense of femininity and working to accept myself as I am, grateful to be alive. It took a very special working relationship to capture these moments with an amazing friend and photographer. The images, shot by Logan Foto, convey my emotions as I experienced them and reflect a raw and exposed side of me, rarely seen. These images, in addition to the physical and emotional artistic elements, are meant to bring awareness.

Breast cancer affects everyone. Early detection and intervention are key to survival. My hope is that these images will inspire women to get regular screenings, as well as show them what they can expect from surgery.

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Certified #KillerKurves

Jul 30, 2013 / 33,542 notes
youknowyourebritishwhen:




Today we’re going to go with a favourite of mine, Philip Pullman. Rather well known already, you might think, but I’ve found half the people who’ve heard of him have never actually picked up one of his books.
His most popular series is His Dark Materials, consisting of three books (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) and several companion novels. The main series follows two young teens, Lyra and Will, who are forced to grow up and discover what it means to be an adult in the most peculiar of circumstances as they travel through a variety of parallel universes with the help of witches, angels, and armoured bears, and together must aim to save and preserve Dust, which is essential to all universes. Whilst primarily children’s books, they’re wonderful for any age and almost 13 years on from from when I first read them the characters are still just as engaging, and the heartbreaking moments still just as heartbreaking. … It’s worth noting if you watched The Golden Compass, the film based on The Northern Lights, and were put off of the books… the film was rubbish.
Another excellent series of his is the Sally Lockhart series, made up of four books beginning with The Ruby in the Smoke which begins with a young woman (Sally Lockhart, in fact) investigating her fathers death. The BBC made a (from what I can recall) fantastic adaptation of the first two books, starring Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart, and Matt Smith in his first television acting role. 
Buy ‘Northern Lights’ | Buy ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ | Sneakily watch ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ online
Jul 17, 2013 / 87 notes

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Today we’re going to go with a favourite of mine, Philip Pullman. Rather well known already, you might think, but I’ve found half the people who’ve heard of him have never actually picked up one of his books.

His most popular series is His Dark Materials, consisting of three books (Northern LightsThe Subtle KnifeThe Amber Spyglass) and several companion novels. The main series follows two young teens, Lyra and Will, who are forced to grow up and discover what it means to be an adult in the most peculiar of circumstances as they travel through a variety of parallel universes with the help of witches, angels, and armoured bears, and together must aim to save and preserve Dust, which is essential to all universes. 
Whilst primarily children’s books, they’re wonderful for any age and almost 13 years on from from when I first read them the characters are still just as engaging, and the heartbreaking moments still just as heartbreaking. 
… It’s worth noting if you watched The Golden Compass, the film based on The Northern Lights, and were put off of the books… the film was rubbish.

Another excellent series of his is the Sally Lockhart series, made up of four books beginning with The Ruby in the Smoke which begins with a young woman (Sally Lockhart, in fact) investigating her fathers death. The BBC made a (from what I can recall) fantastic adaptation of the first two books, starring Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart, and Matt Smith in his first television acting role. 

Buy ‘Northern Lights’ | Buy ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ | Sneakily watch ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ online

Jul 4, 2013 / 246,311 notes
Jun 3, 2013 / 167,801 notes

katiohead:

fooobsessive:

keznire:

littleteashi:

You should have heard by now from the news and at twitter about what happened in my country… 

What the fuck

This is so horrible.

And most of the world still doesn’t know. Continue to share.

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