Inspiration for the week
I may have already linked to this once, but I listened to the unedited version of Mary Oliver's interview on the On Being podcast. She's pretty amazing.
We are becoming the phone people! Yuck.
I really want to try making apple cider kombucha.
Textbooks whitewashing history. No surprise there.
I don't know much about this yet, but apparently Obama wants students to stop taking unnecessary tests. Heck yes.
I love this blog written by an American teacher who moved to Finland. He had an article in the Atlantic a while back which is how I found out about it. But I like his most recent post a lot as well: Finland's teachers - with less stress and more time - collaborate naturally. My favorite line? "Collaboration is virtually impossible when teachers are overwhelmed." My second favorite line? "Teachers need many opportunities to work together, and a lighter teaching load to maximize the time they spend together." AMEN!
And for celebrating fall with your students...the Ultimate List of Books that Inspire Nature Explorations.