I’ve got little time to do much else but point to the wonderful treasures those in my RSS and twitter and mailing lists are pointing me to these days. They are sustaining me, and enriching me, while I am having this wonderful experience being a long term sub in a K-2 classroom and not finding time to reciprocate as I would like. I still miss this wonderful community, and their conversations, but only have the time to be a listener these days.
Rather than flood my colleagues’ email boxes with links for them to check out, I thought I could at least point to things here that I would spend more time sharing if I had a ‘mo…as it were.
I just ran into David Truss, who was referred to on Twitter (that exploration has proved worthwhile to me) whose wonderful post about the two wolves works wonderfully with our “social studies” theme in the K-2, about emotions, feelings, and self-control. Plus, it just works!
The person who brought my attn to David, also brought to my attention this diverse (and certainly not the current popular media vision), andcertainly mind-ful look at autism –thank you, Dave MacLean, truly worth your viewing. (So glad you followed me on twitter, so I checked out what you shared there, and found this video!) I have had the amazing privilege of meeting Ari, and Amanda, and many others on that video. My son Alex introduced me to these peoples’ point of view (in order to help me understand him, and advocate for his needs).
Two videos and this story were relatively new to me, perhaps not to you… about the power of music to make change
Now, to gather info about paper airplanes, to enrich my aeronautical 2nd grader and help him prepare a presentation for his classmates.