Thursday, September 15, 2016

Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk

Thanks to Martha Harrington for sharing this video in her CES/Fitchburg State graduate class on Positive Behavior Supports during a lesson on Fair does not always mean Equal, Fair means Everyone Gets What They Need

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kids Do Well if They Can Ross Greene #1

"This is the most important theme of Collaborative Problem Solving: the belief that if kids could do well they would do well. In other words, if the kid had the skills to exhibit adaptive behavior, he wouldn't be exhibiting challenging behavior. That's because doing well is always preferable to not doing well."

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, May 2, 2014

Was kümmert mich mein Müll von gestern?

On the topic of being willing to upgrade with updated data:

Was kümmert mich mein Müll von gestern?

                                     -Albrecht Goetze

“What do I care about my garbage from yesterday?” as described by Elizabeth Wayland Barber in Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years. 

Each new fact discovered made the picture necessarily look a little different, and he was quite happy to let go of old, outmoded views—the garbage—and move on to a new vision with a joyful laugh of discovery. (299)

Barber, E. J. W. Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early times. New York: Norton, 1994. Print.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

QotD : Rilke, via Potok

The text of Chaim Potok's The Gift of Asher Lev is prefaced by a quote from poet Rainer Maria Rilke:
Surely all art is the result of having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quote for tomorrow, from Veronica Roth:

I don't think books have ever solved my problems or made my decisions for me, but they bring me out of myself and make me ask myself questions, and that's life altering enough.

Roth, Veronica. The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series. 1st ed. New York: Katherine Tegen, 2011. Print. (Page 11, end of first paragraph: worth reading!)

Friday, October 25, 2013


From the introductory praise pages for Focus by Mike Schmoker:
Let's focus on making this a nation of readers and the rest will follow.
~Carol Jago, Past President of National Council of Teachers of English (@CarolJago)